BC Seed Gathering

November 8, 2023

BC Seed Gathering photo

On Friday, Nov 3, 2023, ISCMV Executive Director, Tasha Murray, presented to delegates at the annual BC Seed Gathering. Held at the Richmond campus of the Kwantlen Polytechnic University, this conference was hosted by FarmFolk CityFolk.

Tasha shared the message of invasive species management to seed caretakers from across BC. Delegates were very keen and had so many great questions about how to manage invasive plants and keep them out of seed collections.

Here are some invasive plants that are commonly found wildflower seed mixes, but should be avoided in our gardens:

- Baby’s breath (Gypsophila paniculata)
- Bachelor’s button (Centaurea cyanus)
- Blueweed (Echium vulgare)
- Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)
- Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
- Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum)
- Knapweed species (Centaurea spp.)
- Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
- Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
- St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

Thank you Tasha for sharing your knowledge on invasive species to those in our area!