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Ringers Plants

Friday August 20, 2004

Ten plants you may have thought were native Northern Californians: 


Blue gum eucalyptus (from Australia, like all eucs) 

Iceplant (South Africa)  

Pampas grass (South America) 

Water hyacinth (South America) 

Broom (Europe, North Africa) 

All those dry grasse s on the hills (mostly Europe) 

Ivy (Europe or North Africa, depending on species) 

“Wild” mustard (Eurasia) 

Monterey pine, and 

Monterey cypress (Both from around Monterey Bay, not here) 

—Ron Sullivan