We passed a couple on bikes that had picked two full baskets of flowers. This was during the day right in the middle of Forest Park.

The Horticulture Foreman said they do not allow picking of any plants inside Forest Park.

This is very selfish, those are there for everyone to enjoy. They are for everyone to see and smell. Not for you to take. There are thousands of people who go though the park- if everyone picked them there wouldnt be any left.

A lot of thought and money has gone into Forest Park Forever restoration and conservation.

I would imagine that even the areas along paths and waterways that seem to be random have been planned with great consideration towards original indigenous habitat.