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Rush skeleton reed:


  • Is a invasive plant that is much more disruptive than others

  • not many animals eat it

  • it crowds other plants and takes up all the room .

  • it have flowers which look like little dandelions but when it dies it looks like just a bunch of sticks

Our 6th and 7th grade class has been trying to answer the question of whether we should preserve the Palouse Prairie that has 99.9% disappeared.  One of our case studies involved native and invasive plant species and their current role in the Prairie ecosystem.


Walter Fertig from WSU Herbarium

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