Lesser Celandine control testing project

posted Mar 11, 2016, 4:53 PM by Park Ranger

Invasive plant control testing project has started in McKaig Nature Education Center. One of McKaig's college student interns has created 4 areas to test control measures for Lesser Celandine.

Lesser celandine outcompetes and excludes native plants. It emerges before most other spring ephemeral plants which can give it a competitive advantage over our native understory plant communities. It is invasive, difficult to control and is spreading in McKaig.

All 4 areas are just off the Cadet Trail near markers White 11, 19, 20 and 21.