Arundo for miles? Nonnatives threaten to take over wildlands
Invasive weeds-imported plants that hitchhike to new territory and displace native plants-are rolling across our landscape, and no one really knows how to stop them.
What's the big deal about exotic, or nonnative, plants? After all, most of them are benign, even useful. You won't find any objection from Steve Schoenig, president of the California Invasive Plant Council. 'I'm not against exotic plants,' he said. 'I eat them every night for dinner.'