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August 11, 2017
The fruit of the Amur Honeysuckle is bright red. Photo courtesy: Chris Evans, University of Illinois, Bugwood.org
August Weed of the Month: Amur Honeysuckle
August 11, 2017 - 11:00am
May 2, 2017
Tree of heaven in flower. Minnesota Department of Agriculture
May Weed of the Month: Tree of Heaven
May 2, 2017 - 11:20am
Baby’s breath plant growing in grassland in Minnesota. Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Weed of the Month: Baby's Breath
March 2, 2017 - 9:52am
May 1, 2016
Multiflora rose plant in flower. Photo credit: Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
May Weed of the Month: Multiflora Rose
May 1, 2016 - 11:10am
February 2, 2016
Castor bean plant, or castor oil plant, (Ricinus communis) is native to Africa and occasionally grown for medicinal and ornamental purposes in Minnesota. The seeds contain ricin, an incredibly toxic compound which can be deadly if ingested.
February Weed of the Month: Poisonous ornamental plants to avoid in community gardens
February 2, 2016 - 12:55pm
November 4, 2015
Non-native Phragmites reaches a height of 15 feet. It has a ridged, hollow stem with a rough texture. The blue-green leaves are 15-20 inches long by one inch wide and remain on the stem through the winter. Minnesota Department of Agriculture
November Weed of the Month: Non-Native Phragmites
November 4, 2015 - 1:55pm
June 27, 2014
In Minnesota, Dalmatian toadflax, thought to only be in Kittson County, was recently discovered in Cook County.
Weed of the Month, June: Dalmatian toadflax
June 27, 2014 - 11:01am