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Monday - November 29, 2010

From: Austin, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Invasive Plants
Title: Asian Jasmine in Austin
Answered by: Barbara Medford

QUESTION:

I just sent you a question about eliminating jasmine and forgot to mention it is Asian jasmine.

ANSWER:

No problem. When someone says "Asian Jasmine," or even "Confederate Jasmine," we just figure it's non-native. Mr. Smarty Plants will try to help you, congratulations on switching to native plants.

 

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