Ecology Research Paper

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Essay #: 053352
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Ecology Research Paper
Orange Hawkweed - Heiracium Aurantiacum, et.al. (other invasive hawkweed species)
I recently found an unidentifiable weed while on a hiking expedition in the Ink Mountain area of British Columbia. Bringing along my guide book and a notepad, I set out to make any observations on the indigenous plant life. I remember on the edges of the gravel parking lot seeing a cluster of weeds growing out of the dry, cracked soil. Growing about 30 to 60 centimeters high with a tight cluster of bright, orange flowers heads atop. As the rest of my party prepared to embark, I took the opportunity to practice my field identification skills. I was immediately alarmed at my inability to properly identify the weed. I did not appear in my...
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