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Should we plant wildflowers?

klier at iscsvax.uni.edu klier at iscsvax.uni.edu
Sun May 31 17:07:04 EST 1992

Let me put on my devil's advocate hat, and suggest that wildflower
planting is not an unmitigated good.

Consider a program in my own state, which advocates using native
prairie vegetation in roadside ditches to cut maintainance costs 
associated with mowing, herbicide spraying, etc., and at the same 
time gives more wildlife habitat.  It also makes for much prettier 
and more diverse ditches in a state that has lost about 95% of its
native plant acreage.

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