Submitted by steven lewis on Fri, 01/09/2017 - 20:23

a fairly large clump of what I believe is calamagrostis brachytricha ,Korean feather reed-grass, is growing wild on my local patch. I was going to ignore it ,but today on a road verge in Lincolnshire I spotted it growing in profusion, so it clearly is able to survive out of gardens contrary to what the garden centres and plant growers say about it being 'well behaved' and 'non invasive'.

so the question is 'should I submit a record of it to naturespot'?

all the best

ste

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Submitted by David Nicholls on Sat, 02/09/2017 - 09:05

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The Botanical Society of the British Isles recommends that all plants found growing away from gardens and other cultivated sites be recorded. There are many examples of escapees becoming naturalised and it is useful to record these to track their distribution and possible expansion. So the answer is yes, please record it.

Submitted by AJ Cann on Sun, 03/09/2017 - 08:08

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The way I deal with these is to ask myself the question "Was it deliberately planted?". If I think the answer is yes, than I skip it, but if I've got no evidence, then I record exotics.