Category Archives: Noxious Weeds

Panicled Tick Clover

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At this time of the year Leonard does as lot of grumbling about the noxious weeds that spread onto our property from neighboring fields and pastures. A large number of the invaders are native to the Mediterranean, arriving with the … Continue reading

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French Broom

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Several species of “broom” were introduced into the Pacific States from the Mediterranean Area. Because these members of the Pea Family (Fabeaceae) are very invasive as well as containing toxic alkaloids that can depress the heart and nervous system of … Continue reading

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Red Maids

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“Its modest charms are best appreciated from a kneeling position, appropriate in the presence of the divine handiwork represented in these small jewels” LJ Clark, Wildflowers of British Columbia (1973) Red maids (Calandrinia menziesii) are delightful little flowers that indeed … Continue reading

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Halogeton

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A native of Asia (China, Russia), halogeton (Halogeton glomeratus) is now naturalized throughout the American West and is considered a noxious weed. I read a theory that postulated the Soviet Union dropped halogeton seeds from spy planes onto Western rangelands … Continue reading

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Chicory

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According to the literature, chicory (Cichorium intybus) flower heads are blue, rarely white. In June, Leonard and I discovered blue, white and distinctly pink chicory flower heads between the North and South Elkins Barns at Ash Creek Wildlife Area near … Continue reading

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