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Invasive weed is choking parts of a Central Texas lake

Nov. 26, 2021 13:35 PM EST

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — An invasive underwater weed is spreading in a Central Texas lake popular with anglers, tangling boat propellers and threatening the fish. The weed is hydrilla, an aquatic plant initially imported and sold as an aquarium plant in the 1950s that has...

Some 'impatient' plants considered weeds, others cultivated

Nov. 02, 2021 07:44 AM EDT

At a recent dinner party, my host launched into a monologue about a plant he had discovered in his garden and was delighted with. It had, he said, green leaves (what a clue!) and large, yellow flowers. What he found most remarkable was that it appeared all by itself in...

Invasive and toxic 'devil weed' found on Hawaii's Big Island

Sep. 28, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — An invasive plant species that is toxic to cattle and highly flammable has been found on Hawaii's Big Island. Chromolaena odorata, also known as “devil weed,” was found on the east side of the Big Island earlier this year, the Hawaii...

Weed sniffin’ dogs root out noxious plants along Snake River

Sep. 11, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Finn the Labrador retriever was tuckered out, and her master, Lauren Wendt, knew it. This dog’s dogs were barking, the result of two consecutive days of her pooch pads pounding on the weathered, rounded rocks omnipresent along the Snake River. ...