ब्रिटेन के लोकप्रिय उद्यान पौधे पर प्रतिबंध लगा दिया गया है क्योंकि विशेषज्ञों का दावा है कि यह 'आक्रामक है और तेजी से फैलता है'

ब्रिटेन के लोकप्रिय उद्यान पौधे पर प्रतिबंध लगा दिया गया है क्योंकि विशेषज्ञों का दावा है कि यह 'आक्रामक है और तेजी से फैलता है'

The Gunnera पौधा, otherwise known as giant rhubarb, thrives in damp habitats and can quickly overwhelm other plants causing damage to local ecosystems

As a result of the nuisance it causes, the UK Government is now implementing a ban on a specific species of this popular plant. 

This ban is similar to that cast upon other invasive species like giant hogweed and Japanese knotweed.

The most common species of giant rhubarb in the UK are thought to be Gunnera manicata or Gunnera tinctoria.

Gunnera manicata makes an impressive statement in बागानों that originates from Brazil and Chile.

However, the other, Gunnera tinctoria is classed as an “invasive species and spreads rapidly”, according to invasive मातम विशेषज्ञों का PBA Solutions.

Gunnera tinctoria, has a similar growth habit to the edible, vegetable garden staple rhubarb. This plant has huge, deeply veined leaves at the top of upright, robust and prickly stalks. 

Large, conical spikes of reddish-green फूल emerge around the base of the plant in late spring. These form dense seedheads full of an enormous quantity of viable seeds.

The banning of Gunnera tinctoria has been enforced since 2017, but until now it was widely available and simply seen as exotic rather than destructive.

द्वारा एक हाल ही में अध्ययन रॉयल हॉर्टिकल्चरल सोसायटी (आरएचएस), has revealed that the manicata variety appears to have been lost from cultivation not long after it was introduced.

This has been replaced by a hybrid of Gunnera manicata and Gunnera tinctoria, which has been named Gunnera × cryptica. This species is similarly invasive to that of Gunnera tinctoria and will now be banned.

The plant is now listed as a “species of union concern” under an EU regulation, and is regarded as being of “special concern” in the UK, claimed the Guardian.

The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has said the hybrid should be treated just like other banned species. 

The RHS suggests that for those who find this species in their garden and want to remove it, it can be cut back and treated with herbicide or dug out completely. 

A far easier way to stop it from spreading is to cut flower heads each summer and avoid putting them in the compost. This can be done in July or August.

यह लेख पहली बार सामने आया https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/garden/1843575/garden-plant-banned-giant-rhubarb