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March Weed of the Month: Baby's Breath

Last month we learned about how the cut-flower industry can be a pathway for new invasive plant introductions. A good example of a plant that got its start in the Midwest through this inroad is baby's breath, Gypsophila paniculata. Baby's breath has become a problem across the northern and western U.S. and is listed as a...

 

February Weed of the Month: The Cut-Flower Pathway

There are many different ways that plant, insect, and disease pests can enter Minnesota. The particular method of introduction for a pest is called a pathway. This month, as folks go to the florist to get Valentine's Day arrangements, it is an appropriate time to explore the cut-flower industry. This is a potential pathway for...

 

December Weed of the Month: Japanese barberry

December's Weed of the Month is Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii). This species is a specially regulated plant on Minnesota's Noxious Weed list. Japanese barberry is a 3- 6 foot tall shrub which is covered with sharp spines. Its small, round leaves are borne in clusters along the stem. Small, yellow flowers in summer turn...

 

February Weed of the Month: Poisonous Ornamental Plants to Avoid in Community Gardens

February's Weed of the Month is about the poisonous ornamental plants that may be found growing in Minnesota community gardens. Some poisonous plants commonly grown in gardens have specific parts which are safe to eat (like tomatoes or other nightshades), while other plants are entirely poisonous. We will focus on plants which...

 

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