1000 Flowers for the Planet - #425 Eradicate Dangerous Weeds
Here in Australia we have unique flora and fauna that can be damaged by the introduction of weeds. Noxious weeds can endanger our ecosystem, spread beyond control, and have environmental, social and economic impacts. Asparagus fern, lantana, prickly pear, blackberry, and arum lily are few of the very common plants that are on the list of weeds of significance. There are many, many more.
What we can do to help the Australian environment is educate ourselves, plan our gardens well, consult lists of plants that should not be included in our gardens and do our best to remove any we find currently growing in our garden and dispose of them correctly. Education is key. Make sure you help protect the beauty of Australia’s natural flora, and if you live anywhere else in the world, find out what problems exist in your corner of the planet and what you can do to help.