Residents replace spotted knapweed with native wildflowers

July 8, 2019by ncdea

MICHIGAN, Marquette County CD – The Marquette County Conservation District is helping residents install native wildflowers on a hill that had been overrun with invasive spotted knapweed.

Spotted knapweed is native to Europe and was introduced to the U.S. in the late 1800s, likely accidentally through contaminated seed or ballast, according to information compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Invasive Species Information Center.

“We took on the project of removing knapweed,” Lost Creek resident Lorraine Leidholdt said. “What happened, of course, you pull on the knapweed, the sand started shifting, and the hill started losing its integrity.”

Source: Hillside haven | News, Sports, Jobs – The Mining Journal

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