Invasions of the Body Snatchers


Top photo by Mike Heath - is Cheatgrass. Bottom photo is courtesy of the University of Minnesota, Leafy Spurge.

At least it feels like it sometimes. No, there aren't any body snatchers around. At least that I know of. But at this time of year the noxious weeds seem to be taking over. As I walked through a pasture of cheatgrass recently I felt like it was "snatching" me. I rail often about dalmatian toadflax as one of our greatest weed problems but it isn't the only one. Among the list of many plant species that are considered to be invasive there are two others that are at the top of the list with toadflax: cheatgrass and leafy spurge. I was prompted to noxious weeds again because the cheatgrass is g...

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