Rare plant species found in an NDG park in Montreal

Biodiversity in a 30-hectare forest, just south of Saint-Jacques Street in Montreal’s Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood, has long been a preoccupation for residents who’ve fought to protect the green space.

They say it’s been a struggle.

So imagine their surprise and glee three weeks ago when a group discovered something growing.

“A new species in the falaise,” laughed Lisa Mintz.  “This is really, really cool.”

It’s fragrant sumac, a deciduous shrub endangered in Quebec.  City of Montreal horticulturalist Jean-Pierre Duford was among the group on a hike who found the plant.

“My first reaction was, ‘how did  this get here?’ because it doesn’t grow in the Montreal area,” he told Global News. “We don’t know how it could have arrived here.”  Read More 

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Phil Carpenter

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