Invasive, non-native plants travel from our gardens into wild spaces. In the wild, they fail to thrive and become fuel for wildfires.
Can you correctly select the 3 invasive plants we should remove from our wild spaces and gardens to protect LA?
To plant right, plant this! Fragrant, edible, native White Sage draws birds and butterflies and provides a great alternative to combustible, non-native Pride of Madera.
To plant right, plant this! California Native Yucca Whipplei is not only fire wise and edible, it helps retain slopes.
Coming upon a Yucca Whipplei sparks wonder. Prevalent from the coast to the alpine regions around California, Yucca’s blue-grey, spikey and highly architectural foliage can be as much as 6’ feet in diameter where it has space to grow.
It is a very wise alternative to invasive, combustible Pampas Grass.
To plant right, plant this! California native Deer Grass has an aesthetic similar to invasive Fountain Grass. Deer Grass has some truly endearing qualities. Deer Grass:
2) Rocks a curvy base of deep, true green
3) Holds her own while respecting others space
4) Plays well with others, even letting friends take center stage
5) Keeps her seeds to herself.
Congratulations! You are on your way to becoming a fire fighter. You've identified one of the naughtiest of the naughty plants: Fountain Grass.
Alternatives to Fountain Grass include California native Deer Grass, Pink Muhly Grass, and White Three Awn, as well as California and Idaho Fescues.
Congratulations! You are on your way to becoming a fire fighter. You've identified one of the naughtiest of the naughty plants: Pampas Grass.
Alternatives to Pampas Grass include fire wise Yucca Whipplei and California Deer Grass.
Alternatives to Fountain Grass include California native Purple Three Awn, as well as Blue Grama Grass, Pine Muhly, White Awn Muhly and Autumn Moor Grass.
Identify the 3 Invasive Grasses that Increase LA's Fire Danger and 3 California Natives that are Good to LA!