PEIISC 3rd Annual Workshop – March 16, 2018

The PEIISC is hosting its 3rd annual workshop on Friday, March 16 from 1-4 at the Farm Centre on University Avenue. Everyone from all walks of life, sectors and parts of the Island are encouraged to attend! The meeting will include an educational expo and presentation series, featuring a variety of Island groups and individuals […]

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Eating Invasives

“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Invasive plants can be found across PEI. Some occur in small patches, others are widespread. Some we have welcomed (e.g. lupins), others we detest (e.g. Japanese knotweed). While our opinions vary between species, I think we can all […]

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Oriental Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)

Oriental Bittersweet is a deciduous, woody vine.  It can be found growing in woodlands, forest edges, grasslands, roadsides, hedgerows – essentially anywhere except in wet areas.  This species’ generalist approach means that Oriental Bittersweet has an increased probability of finding suitable habitat to establish and invade.     IDENTIFICATION Here are some key features that […]

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Woodland Angelica (Angelica sylvestris)

Woodland Angelica will tolerate full sunlight or full shade, but prefers moist soils. It is often found growing in disturbed roadside habitats, forest edges and open moist areas. IDENTIFICATION Here are some key features that may help to positively identify Woodland Angelica: A robust plant, growing up to 2m tall Stem is bamboo-like, sparsely branched, […]

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Common Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)

Common Valerian grows in moist soils, along stream banks, in wet meadows, fens, and roadside ditches.  It can also grow in dryer conditions, and will tolerate some shade.   HISTORY Common Valerian was brought to North America as a garden and medicinal plant.  It is still cultivated for these purposes, but often manages to escape […]

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