Traffic in plants and plant seeds

Liz Day lday at
Sat Sep 19 14:59:25 EDT 1998

> Here is a practical example of the impact of plant bigotry:  In Pacific
> Grove, California where monarch butterflies have always had native
> Monterey Pines on which to roost, the pines are dying of an
> uncontrollable pitch canker disease.  

How much you wanna bet that that disease is an exotic introduction?

People who are trying to promote the use of native plants get frustrated
when others use terms like "bigotry".  I don't think that valuing some
plant/animal species more than others should be compared to human
social/political relations. 

Liz Day   
LDAY at 
Indianapolis, Indiana, central USA - 40 N latitude, zone 5b.

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