On June 22, 2017, the River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area is hosting a Japanese chaff flower program and field tour. This free program will be held at the Barkhausen-Cache River Wetlands Center from 1-3:30pm. History, identification, ecology, and control will be discussed and participants will tour an invaded site. Please RSVP for this program by emailing Chris Evans— firstname.lastname@example.org, 618-695-3383.
Japanese chaff flower, Achyranthes japonica, is a relatively new exotic plant in Illinois, being first found in 2008. This species can aggressively invade forested lands and is rapidly spreading throughout the region, now found in 11 counties in southern Illinois.
Land managers and landowners should be aware of this new invader, be able to recognize it, and know the proper methods of control and management.
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