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English Plantain

There were more weeds than grass in the “lawn” surrounding my childhood home in Western Pennsylvania. It got mowed and was green so no one in our family was particularly concerned about the dandelion, English plantain, knotweed and other such undesirable plants that predominated. 460 more words

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Black Medic

Black medic (Medicago lupulina), introduced from Eastern Europe and Asia, is found throughout most of North America. Originally planted as fodder, this annual (or short-lived perennial) now invades lawns, gardens, roadsides, waste areas and disturbed sites. 293 more words

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Thistle Wars: A New Dope (Me)

It’s August, and the war is raging.

No, I’m not talking about the one in the Middle East. Or Syria. Or Ukraine. Or…*sigh*…Can we move on, please? 547 more words

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McCone County Fair August 14-16

We will be at the McCone County Fair August 14th, 15th & 16th hosting an informational pollinator booth.

Information will be on pollinators–bees, butterfiles, birds and bats.  151 more words

Dyer's Woad Seedpods

Along County Road 87 near Adin CA (Modoc County) fields infested with dyer’s woad (Isatis tinctoria) that earlier in the season were a riot of yellow now are a dark brown, looking almost as though a wildfire has passed through. 220 more words

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Orange Hawkweed

Orange hawkweed is a member of the sunflower family.  It is also known as the devil’s paintbrush, orange paintbrush and the red daisy.

It is an aggressive flower that can grow in many places.  36 more words


Flower of the Day: Horse Nettle

 Solanum carolinense; Solanaceae  (nightshade family)

Not really a nettle, despite its common name, but closely related to potato (Solanum tuberosum) and eggplant ( 132 more words