‘Pretty’ wildflower actually a weed

Purple loosestrife looks attractive, but it displaces native plants and wildlife, says Melissa Werkmeister, Mesa County weed and pest coordinator. Efforts are being taken to eliminate the noxious weed from the area.



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Purple loosestrife looks attractive, but it displaces native plants and wildlife, says Melissa Werkmeister, Mesa County weed and pest coordinator. Efforts are being taken to eliminate the noxious weed from the area.

It’s pretty. It’s purple. It’s pleasant to look at. But it’s also a problem. The purple loosestrife appears to be an attractive wildflower, but it is actually a…




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