Took this several weeks ago of a flowering shrub that I found out, is invasive. Native to Siberia and eastern Asia, Lonicera tatarica has a huge range in Canada and the US. Too bad since it is quite pretty.
© Sheila Creighton
A view near the lake in Port Stanley. The lighter brown tall grass in the back is pretty but it is invasive phragmites, an epidemic that is choking out native vegetation. It would be a good idea if Port Stanley took the time and money to get rid of it and replant native plants.
© Sheila Creighton 2017
© Sheila Creighton 2012
© Sheila Creighton 2010
Japanese Barberry, berberis thunbergii, looks like American Barberry, however the native species does not grow as far north as Ontario. This barberry variety poses a threat to natural areas because it spreads quickly, is drought and shade tolerant, and is a popular landscape shrub. Pretty to photograph but harmful to our natural areas.
© S. Creighton 2010