Noxious Weeds: Deceivingly attractive invasive-plants
Cecily Mui – Noxious Weed Specialist, Colorado Department of Agriculture
Noxious weeds cost the United States millions in economic impacts annually. They affect the cost of food production, the delivery of water, and recreational access. They also crowd out native plants and degrade wildlife habitat. Many of these invasive plants arrived in the United States accidentally, but many others were planted into backyard gardens for their beauty and cultural values. When does a flower that brings cheer become a weed that threatens? Join us to learn about Colorado invasive plants that may be lurking in our backyards and how you can help control noxious weeds.
Cecily Mui is a Noxious Weed Specialist at the Colorado Department of Agriculture where she focuses on the widespread “List B” species that occur all over the state. She is an ecologist who worked in research, land management, and restoration.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Denver Botanic Gardens – Gates Hall
6:30 – 8 p.m.