Tropical Soda Apple (Solanum viarum).
photo by John W. (USDA)
Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata).
Photo by James H. (USDA)
Chinese Silvergrass (Miscanthus
sinensis). photo byJames H. (USDA)
Barberry- There is a
forest of them on the west bank of Cook Trail behind River
Cabins 15&16... they're alien, non-native, invasive
species...with those nasty little thorns hiding under each leaf.
I'd love to get rid of them, but I'd need an army of
volunteers working all summer to do it with tractors and the
like. That whole section of Cook Trail is an absolute disaster
in terms of barberry. We're talking 'acres' of infestation.
Comments by Dale Luthringer, May 2004 - photos by Ed Frank