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The plants are coming for you

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Arizona is under attack by alien plants, but they're not from outer space.  

This fall, Tucson Botanical Gardens is launching "Alien Invasion: Of the Plant Kind," a new exhibit focusing on invasive plants -- those that have been transported here on purpose or by accident and taken hold in our local ecosystem.  From buffelgrass to red imported fire ants, learn how invasive plants and animals threaten our native species, local community, and economy — and what you can do about it.

You can also discover the intergalactic and imaginary plant invaders featured in sci-fi movies, literature and comic books from The Day of the Triffids to Little Shop of Horrors.

Exhibit Date: November 8, 2013 – April 30, 2014

Where: Friends' House at the Gardens

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily

Cost: Included with Gardens admission

The exhibit is funded by a grant from the Wallace Research Foundation.

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