Wednesday, June 26, 2013

We don't belong - Non-native plants in Mid-Michigan.

Sometimes it is easy to forget how many of the plants that we see every day do not belong in their habitat.  Below are a sampling of some of the non-native plant species that can be found naturalized in Mid-Michigan (and across much of North America).  How many of them can you identify?

Bittersweet Nightshade

Bull Thistle


Cow Vetch


Dame's Rocket

Spotted Knapweed


Bird's Foot Trefoil (yellow) and Ox-eye Daisy (right)

Corn Cockle

Crown Vetch

Deptford Pink

Everlasting Pea


Musk Mallow

Stork's Bill

Bladder Campion

Bouncing Bet

Hoary Alyssum

Queen Anne's Lace (Wild Carrot)

White Campion

White Sweet Clover

Black Mustard


Common Mullein

Common St. John's Wort

Fistulous Goat's Beard

Showy Goat's Beard

Moth Mullein

Rough-fruited Cinquefoil

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