Friday, 31 March 2017

Invasive Species in Ottawa

Using, find pictures of these different types of plants, all of which are invasive species in Ottawa.

    1. yellow iris (Iris pseudacorus)
    2. garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
    3. purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
    4. European buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica),
    5. Manitoba maple (Acer negundo)
    6. dog-strangling vine (Cynanchum rossicum & C. nigrum)
    7. curly-leaved pondweed (Potamogeton crispus)
    8. Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera)
    9. Norway maple (Acer platanoides)
    10. Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum)
    11. periwinkle (Vinca minor)
    12. wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

      What is an invasive species?

      An invasive species is a plant or animal that would not naturally live in a particular habitat, but can be found there because of human actions. Furthermore, invasive species make it difficult for the native plants and animals to survive because they take over the habitat.