Thursday, June 26, 2008

invasive: California Knapweed

When moving to a rural region for peace & tranquility, none of the obvious come to mind.

Russian Knapweed, originally introduced in early 1900's
Impact: Crowds out native species; toxic to horses

Over $500 in Round Up Extra Strength weed killer & numerous local government grants to kill this over-populating invasive weed, and it still lives strong in Los Padres National Forest.

I moved to the mountains for weeds and wildfire evacuations!