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Yellow Salsify Achenes

Before leaving the topic of “salsify” I will share its achenes (a hard fruit with one seed within). The salsify achene has a beak (elongated tip) and a pappus (bristles at the top). 68 more words

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Calling all thistles!

“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (quote extracted from this Mother Earth News article)

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Common Salsify

Common salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius) is another wildflower or noxious weed introduced from Eurasia. Also called oysterplant, this salsify closely resembles the yellow salsify ( 75 more words

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Yellow Salsify

Yellow salsify (Tragopogon dubius) is a weedy plant belonging to the Sunflower Family. Introduced from Eurasia, yellow salsify grows in relatively dry waste areas, roadsides and fields. 147 more words

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Don't grow there, girlfriend! Watch for these noxious weeds

Living in a Zone 3b creates myriad challenges for we garden nuts. With a very short growing season, chinooks, hail, and the winds that seem to come up from nowhere, gardeners can be forgiven for embracing anything that grows well. 630 more words

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The Lowly, Regal Dandelion.

So what is it, again, that we have against dandelions? Because it doesn’t really make sense to not like them, in my opinion.

I mean, they are really cute, they’ll grow anywhere with no additional water other than what they get in nature. 641 more words

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The Worst of the Creepy Crawly Things

I have never spent much time thinking about snakes and bugs, since I was a kid.   My grandma had garter snakes at her house growing up and she never seemed much phased by them, though as small child I was not so sure.   783 more words

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