Poisonous Plant? Take a Closer Look, but Not Too Close!

Poisonous Plant? Take a Closer Look, but Not Too Close!

During summer and fall, a lot of us spend hours trekking through forested areas and pasture lands, either for work, if we are lucky, or by simply enjoying the great outdoors. Unfortunately, there are not-so-nice life forms that also enjoy this time of year, like...
Weed of the Week:  Perilla Mint

Weed of the Week: Perilla Mint

Perilla Mint is a toxic ornamental that has escaped from landscapes in the Southern U.S. and is now an established pasture weed. As a summer annual it grows in shaded areas up to a height of 2 feet tall. It is often identified by its purple shading on the undersides...
Prolific Pokeweed Now Emerging

Prolific Pokeweed Now Emerging

Common pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is a perennial weed native of North American frequently found in pastures as well as fence-rows, row crop fields, and wooded areas.  As winter moves to spring, this plant is emerging from its winter dormancy. The recent warm...
Weed of the Week: Bracken Fern

Weed of the Week: Bracken Fern

Bracken Fern is a common perennial fern that is found across the United States. Its ability to grow well is both dry and moist soils, as well as along tree lines, in wooded areas, and around buildings, make it a well-adapted species. While all parts of the fern are...