Monthly Archives: October 2012

Is Perilla frutescens spreading?

In the mid-Atlantic people seem to be noticing large patches of beefsteak plant, Perilla frutescens, this year. This mint plant is used as an Asian herb and ornamental with its ruffly purplish leaves.  I’ve seen it growing in sun to … Continue reading

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Escape and hybridization of a genetically modified invasive plant

Back in 2002 Scotts Company planted Roundup resistant Agrostis stolonifera (creeping bentgrass) in a trial field in Oregon.  The genes moved in pollen carried by the wind to wild Agrostis stolonifera and A. gigantea plants up to 21 km away. … Continue reading

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