Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fletcher Drive: Non-Native Grass Removed

Photo: Michael O'Brien.  Finestem Needlegrass (Nassella tenuissima) was recently removed from the parkway on Fletcher Drive at the Red Car Property.  (Click on photo to enlarge.) 

Calflora lists this plant as an "escaped cultivar."  O'Brien says it's a highly invasive non-native species that should be removed before it gains a foothold in native habitats.  Once established, it is extremely hard to get rid of.