Monday, September 19, 2011

Cattails Growing in Asphalt

Late summer was so wet that cattails grew in cracks in the pavement,
along with nut sedge.

Actually, species that thrive in wet soils can also survive well on roadsides, where soil compaction creates the same low-oxygen conditions that wetland species have adapted to in waterlogged soils. Street trees like pin oak, willow oak, sycamore and elm are all floodplain species.

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