Cleaning up teasel in the Meadows

Cutleaf Teasel is a tall, (6-10 foot), spiky single stemmed large leafed herbaceous perennial from Europe. Its composite flowers form a sausage shaped head on long multiple stems growing from leaf nodes. Cutleaf teasel An escapee from gardens, it is now considered invasive in Colorado due to its prolific reseeding in open areas. To help… Continue reading Cleaning up teasel in the Meadows

Noxious weed Lepidium draba Whitetop – Hoary Cress

Photo:  Lepidium, Clusters of white flowers in late spring seen amongst blue catmint.  12 inches high. For a long time I’ve let volunteers grow in my garden to see what they do.  Until now, I’ve managed to eradicate anything that I didn’t like or was weedy.  Now I have Hoary Cress or Whitetop,  a weed… Continue reading Noxious weed Lepidium draba Whitetop – Hoary Cress

Teasel

This is the weed in my garden that produced these lovelies. Sadly its an invasive species so it won’t be allowed to stay and I will need to look for these in Wayside meadows as well. Note: The following information was gathered from a web archive of the following government website. Contact your county extension… Continue reading Teasel