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  •  "Locally Abundant" Plants (2+ / 0-)
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    NoMoreLies, PeteZerria

    I would not condone taking a rare plant, but there are also plenty of plants that aren't common commercially which may be found locally in great numbers.  And that thicket on a vacant lot or old barnyard might become a 7-11 anyway.

    Elderberry is a good example of a plant that is very good for wildlife and can be collected from root cuttings.  I hacked mine out of thick brush in an industrial area.  I got elderberry trees from a  utility easement that was already a tangled mess of elderberries.  I dug up clethra from a big thicket that could have bulldozed at any time.

    There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    by bernardpliers on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 03:38:55 PM PST

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