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Effort to fight invasive plants in California targets nurseries
Effort to fight invasive plants in California targets nurseries

The delicate, knee-high grass Nassella tenuissima rises like a pale yellow cloud, with wispy tassels spilling from needle-thin green stems. Mass-planted, the grass evokes a rippling golden sea. "If only those plants weren't so beautiful," Jan Merryweather says, sighing. "People get love-struck." Nassella tenuissima, or Mexican feather grass, as it is more commonly known, is enemy No. 1 on the hit list of PlantRight, a campaign through the nonprofit San Francisco-based group Sustainable Conservation that aims to rid the state of invasive ornamental plants. Merryweather, PlantRight's senior program manager, is on a very specific mission: to shut down the...

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