Invasive Plants & Fire in the Sonoran Desert

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Buffelgrass encroachment leads to high risk of wildfire deaths for cactus

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Invasive Plants & Fire in the Sonoran Desert

Many non-native plants are found in the Sonoran desert. A few have the potential to have major impacts on the desert's plants, animals, and human inhabitants. Saguaro National Park Fire Ecologist Perry Grissom will discuss some of the troublesome weeds and how to identify them.

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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