The Motorway Plant

Tony Travis ajt at
Wed Apr 5 04:44:41 EST 1995

archmain (archmain at wrote:
: From: archmain at (archmain)
: Newsgroups: bionet.plants
: Subject: The Motorway Plant - Danish Scurvy-grass
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: I would like to hear from anyone who feels they
: have an explanation as to why Danish Scurvy-grass,
: Cochlearia danica, grows along the central reservation
: of motorways (freeways) here in Britain, but not on the
: sides. 

Hello, Patrick.

It may be that the sides are mown (and probably sprayed with herbicides
etc.) but the centre is not.

Dr. A.J.Travis,                       |  JANET: <ajt at>
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