Honeyeaters and exotic blossoms.

To: "Max O'Sullivan" <>
Subject: Honeyeaters and exotic blossoms.
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 23:35:52 +1000
I hope that no readers will assume that because Regent
Honeyeaters and other HEs will feed on Paulonias that therefore
these are a good thing.

It's a good bet that like so many other horticultural species it
will become - if it hasn't already done so - an invasive
environmental weed with unknown consequences. Cf. Camphor
Laurel: I've only just learnt that it exudes - you've guessed it
- camphor, a great insecticide which also suppresses most plants
beneath a tree.

Michael Norris

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