Invasive species

Yellow flag iris (Iris pseudacorus)

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When yellow flag iris is in bloom, in late spring/early summer, it’s as striking as other varieties in the iris family. But this plant, native to Europe, Great Britain, North America and the Mediterranean, but its beauty masks the danger to humans and livestock.  It will make livestock sick if they eat it and contact with the resin will cause skin irritation to humans. If you are trying to remove yellow flag iris, be sure to wear gloves and long-sleeves. It usually grows along waterways and in wetlands and spreads quickly by rhizome.

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Living on the Water

West Multnomah County is home to a number of floating home communities, offering a living experience with a unique set of natural resource benefits and challenges. In our District, most floating homes and marinas dot […]