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  • Desert Survivors Newsletters
    Lists Program Svcs About Us Events Photo Gallery Support Links Contact Us Sidebar Skip Echinocereus rigiddismus var rubraspinus Chihuahuan Rainbow Cactus Galliardia aristata Blanketflower Recent Desert Survivors Newsletters Spring 2012 Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014

    Original URL path: http://www.desertsurvivors.org/recent-desert-survivors.html (2016-05-01)
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  • Why We Can’t Sell Native Morning Glories
    Service species of concern And I thurberi is a state listed very rare plant S1 state conservation status and a nationally listed very rare plant N1 national conservation status Ipomoea thurberi is currently found from five localities in the wild in the United States all of which are from Santa Cruz County in southeastern Arizona The actual designation for a N1 listed plant is very rare critically imperiled being from less than six localities in the wild Despite the rare status of these native plants the Arizona Department of Agriculture has determined that they are noxious weeds Essentially this means that these plants are banned from sale in Arizona It is highly unfortunate that known invasive plants like Fountain Grass Bermuda Grass Tamarisk Salt Cedar Tree of Heaven and African Sumac are all legal to grow and sell but not these beautiful native plants The Arizona Department of Argriculture s decision may be based on experience with a non native plant Convolulus arvensis field bindweed which is in the Morning Glory Family Convoluvlaceae that has been known to be invasive in irrigated areas It seems more plausible that this fear of native Ipomoea species comes from an invasive hybrid of two native species known from the east coast of the United States I cordatotriloba and I lacunosa The resulting hybrid species I x leucantha was first collected from Arizona as early as 1884 C G Pringle and 1912 J J Thornber and has shown up in four counties in Arizona over the past four decades often as an agricultural pest or in disturbed areas The logical thing to do would be to put I x leucantha on the noxious weed list but this was not the intellectual strategy pursued by the Arizona Department of Agriculture At any rate all of

    Original URL path: http://www.desertsurvivors.org/why-we-cant-sell-native.html (2016-05-01)
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  • Mission Statement
    Survivors Inc is dedicated to providing quality social services to families and individuals and desert friendly products to the community Our services promote respect for each individual s beliefs and values within their culture and our products promote and celebrate our desert home Our Goals Are To provide meaningful and dignified work opportunities to adults with disabilities Provide support and information to families guardians of individuals with disabilities Provide education

    Original URL path: http://www.desertsurvivors.org/mission-statement.html (2016-05-01)
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