A Few Statistics

So far in 2014, since the first spring beauty lifted its little head  20140312-DSC_0187 above the leaf litter (March 12),

I’ve identified 220 plants in bloom,

54 of which are aliens (usually invasive),

which is 25% of the total;

166 species of natives were found in 63 families;

the aliens were found in 26 families,

and 5 of those families had zero native plants in them.

Oh, and I didn’t log dandelions and white clover.

One out of every four plants an alien.  That’s sobering.

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