“Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language.” ~ Aldo Leopold
Spotted Knapweed is a biennial that produces up to 25,000 seeds that may remain in the soil for up to 8 years. Spotted Knapweed produces a natural herbicide called “catechin” that eradicates plants around it. Early detection and rapid response are key elements in eradicating Spotted Knapweed. This noxious weed can be found in rangelands, dry meadows, pastures, upland rocky areas, roadsides and sandy or gravelly flooded plains of streams and rivers.
Plant information shared from the Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign site.
CSR’s native sod is comprised of four native grasses: Idaho fescue (Festuca idahoensis), Prairie Junegrass (Koeleria macrantha), Blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), and Buffalograss (Bouteloua dactyloides).
Minimal irrigation is required after establishment to maintain a green stand from spring through fall. The native sod can be planted in areas with full sun or light shade. Grass leaves will reach up to 8 inches in height without mowing.
Give us a call, we’d love to help you add this water-saving feature into your landscape! (208) 423-4835
CSR’s Steven Paulsen writes for the Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens blog once a month. Recently he shared his thoughts on restoration success on public lands and within the oil and gas industry…
“In hopes of starting a conversation that goes viral on the internet, I pose the following questions:
I ask these questions trying to get people’s attention, wanting nothing more than our community to look at and appraise the cost-benefit we receive as the taxpaying public of the management and oversight of public lands by our government. I ask these questions from a unique perspective. I have been responsible for thousands of acres of restoration on public lands using exclusively Native vegetation.”
Trollius laxus (American Globeflower)
Caltha leptosepala (White Marsh Marigold)
While hiking in Colorado this past weekend, CSR’s Assistant Production Manager, Allison Dubenezic, didn’t find many wildflowers in bloom. However, she did find Caltha leptosepala (White Marsh Marigold) and Trollius laxus (American Globeflower) growing in the same boggy area.
Both of these plants are in the Ranunculaceae family (Buttercup family). They look similar at first glance, but Caltha has leaves that are entire and basal while Trollius has leaves that are palmately lobed.