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Kristin Powell, Washington University in St. Louis

Caption: This shows Kristin Powell, Washington University in St. Louis, measuring out a study plot of invasive flax lilies in Highlands Hammock State Park in Florida. Created in 1935 Highlands Hammock is one of the first state parks to be created in Florida. In an oft-repeated tale, the lily now invading the park escaped from a botanical garden once on park grounds.

Credit: Jessica Powell

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