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Our Earth: Purple beauty —or beast?

August 17, 2013
The Marietta Times

Have you been wondering what the clumps of attractive purple flowers are that you've been seeing along roadsides and wet areas? It is probably purple loosestrife, a quite attractive plant. However, beneath this superficial beauty lies an aggressive, untamable beast. If left uncontrolled, purple loosestrife will take over our remaining wetlands out-competing native species upon which so many wildlife species, including insects, depend.



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