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“The basis of all technique, considering the vast proportions of the creek valley erosion problem and the lack of funds for expensive construction works, must be some plant or plants which will hold banks…The plants adopted must be susceptible of cheap propagation from cuttings, must stand some drouth, make rapid growth, make a good mat of roots both above and below water table, and should be unpalatable to stock…[t]amarisk…holds out some promise.” 563 more words

Black Rock Desert

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

Wing's Words

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