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Dutchman’s Breech

Submitted by Michael Collier on 6/6/17

From Michael Collier, “These wild flowers called  Dutchman’s Breeches reappear each year, arising suddenly up from the ground, it seems from “no-where.” They blossom for about two weeks, after which the flowers fall from the plant and the green leaves along with the rest of the plant soon die.”

These photos (from private land), are an example of what happens when invasive plants, such as Garlic Mustard, are cleared from the forest floor.  Native plants flourish, bio-diversity increases, and we all benefit.

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