Edible and Native Plants in the Cross Timbers of Oklahoma: 615 yard species and counting
To pull or not to pull?
Things I keep thinking are human introduced but they’re actually native
To be added: Purslane, Mollugo, bedstraws, peppergrass, yellow oxalis, Euphorbia maculata, Euphorbia dentata (wild poinsettia), Melothris pendula, Cynanchum laeve (milkvine), little barley
Plants that are human introduced but not a big problem in undisturbed areas
To be added: chickweeds, henbit, deadnettle, dandelions, shepherds purse, white clover, yellow clover, crepe myrtle, Sherardia arvensis
Human-introduced species that can disrupt the local ecosystem aggressively
To be added: privet, Bermudagrass, King Ranch bluestem (aka KR grass), salsify, some brome grasses, some Poa grasses, some Palsalpum grasses, crabgrass, autumn clematis, that one aggressive sedge
Native species but no thanks
Stickers/sandburs/goatheads are native but they hurt. They like sand. if we were managing a larger area of land, I would leave them alone outside our paths and main dog area, as I’m sure something needs them. I’m not keeping them in our small space though.
To be added: baby walnut trees, baby red oak trees, poison ivy
Native species that sometimes crowd my new stuff or have aggravating seeds
To be added: trumpet vine (as with the trees, I don’t have enough room), sticky seed pod legumes, bidens (sometimes) and white avens (sometimes)