I began to wonder why a pesty invader like scotch broom is allowed to be sold at nurseries? I learned that “Invasive plants are considered innocent until proven guilty.” By then, they are out of control and cost millions to eradicate-when possible. Why allow nurseries to sell invasive foreign species? At least labeling should be required. Simple testing first would save billions. I have scotch broom at my house in Murphys and also on my property in Oregon. That’s why I created a petition to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama, Governor Jerry Brown, The Oregon State House, The Oregon State Senate, Governor Kate Brown, which says:

My petition asks that we save the West from scotch broom. It has invaded Washington State beyond redemption. In Oregon there is still hope of controlling it. In California, it is making inroads And plants all over the united states have had a similar affect like kudzu, giant hogweed, Russian olive, Japanese Honeysuckle. In fact here is a list of plants to watch for. Don’t buy them.


Invasive PlantsAir Potato (Dioscorea bulbifera)
Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)
Beach Vitex (Vitex rotundifolia)
Brazilian Peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius)
Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense)
Chinese Tallow (Triadica sebifera)
Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica)
Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
Common Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)
Dalmatian Toadflax (Linaria dalmatica)
Diffuse Knapweed (Centaurea diffusa)
Downy Brome (Bromus tectorum)
Fig Buttercup (Ficaria verna)
Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum)
Golden Bamboo (Phyllostachys aurea)
Hairy Whitetop (Lepidium appelianum)
Houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale)
Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii)
Japanese Climbing Fern (Lygodium japonicum)
Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)
Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica)
Japanese Spiraea (Spiraea japonica)
Japanese Stilt Grass (Microstegium vimineum)
Johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense)
Kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata)
Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia esula)
Medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae)
Mile-A-Minute Weed (Persicaria perfoliata)
Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)
Musk Thistle (Carduus nutans)
Old World Climbing Fern (Lygodium microphyllum)
Oriental Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)
Princess Tree (Paulownia tomentosa)
Purple Star Thistle (Centaurea calcitrapa)
Quackgrass (Elymus repens)
Russian Knapweed (Rhaponticum repens)
Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)
Saltcedar (Tamarix spp.)
St. Johnswort (Hypericum perforatum)
Sacred Bamboo (Nandina domestica)
Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius)
Scotch Thistle (Onopordum acanthium)
Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea stoebe)
Tree-of-Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)
Tropical Soda Apple (Solanum viarum)
Whitetop (Lepidium draba)
Witchweed (Striga asiatica)
Yellow Star Thistle (Centaurea solstitialis)
Yellow Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris)

Will you sign this petition? I’ve repeated my blog because friends complained the link did not work. I believe I’ve fixed it and I believe the subject was worth revisiting.
Click here:

Or, copy and paste it into your url

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