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PlantAlert: reporting potentially invasive ornamental plants from gardens

11 July 2019

PlantAlert: reporting potentially invasive ornamental plants from gardens
The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) in collaboration with Coventry University has launched a new long-term survey tool to record potentially invasive ornamental plants in gardens. In contrast to the usual BSBI recording, PlantAlert is a survey of horticultural taxa proliferating in gardens. The aim is to identify potentially invasive alien plants before they become a problem in the wider environment. We are asking gardeners across Britain and Ireland to report taxa that are growing out of control in garden situations - plants that might later escape into the countryside. For more information, to contribute records, read more background and view results so far, please go to plantalert.org. The project is also on twitter at @Plant_Alert.


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