Questions for "Turning beetles loose on loosestrife"
After reading the article, answer these questions with complete sentences in your journal.
- What does it mean to say a flower is a perennial?
- What are the problems that purple loosestrife is causing here in North America?
- Where is purple loosestrife from and why isn't a problem there?
- What did Dr. Piper decide to try to control loosestrife?
- What three types of beetles did Dr. Piper import?
- Why did he bring those three different groups here?
- What happens with all those beetles when they've eaten all the loosestrife?
- Explain why people are so interested in Dr. Piper's experiments.