AUSTRALIAN FLORA DYING OUT
Foreign Plants Spreading
Native flora was dying out in Aus- tralia, and foreign plants, showing much greater tenacity of life, were spread- ing, Mr. J. M. Black told a meeting of
the Royal Society last night. Great changes had taken place in Australian flora, he said, because of the introduction of foreign plants. The Adelaide parklands now were almost entirely European in their flora. Only two native plants survived in the north parklands—the speargrass on Montefi- ore Hill and a small yellow flower on the park slopes. Hilly and rocky country of the dry north, on the edge of the desert, were the only shelters now for native flora. "Control Noxious Weeds" Professor Cleland. of the Adelaide University, said that Australians paid no attention to the introduction of noxious weeds or other pests until it was impossible to get rid of them. "It would pay us," he said, "to have adequately trained inspectors to see that any imported plants of a noxious nature were eliminated before they ex tend and do untold damage.