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Some Weeds Good Enough to Eat

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Some Weeds Good Enough to Eat
In the years I’ve been at the reception desk in the Kemper Center for Home Gardening, I have answered many gardening questions. The question that usually stumps me is ‘if it’s growing in my yard, why can’t I eat it?’ Of course, I did my research and found there are some plants growing in our yards that are edible. First of all, if you can’t identify the plant or haven't used a reputable book or website to identify a plant - don't eat it! Many common weeds a...
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Posted in: Summer | Tags: edible weeds | Comments (0) | View Count: (1690)

Curse of the Bush Honeysuckles!

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Curse of the Bush Honeysuckles!
All around the St. Louis area one will see bush honeysuckles in full flower now. They are growing in yards, along streets and roads, and throughout natural areas. One would have thought that the drought of last summer would have knocked them back, but it didn’t. They are as lush and green as ever. I guess that is part of the reason why they top the list of alien, invasive plants in our area. They are spread primarily by birds eating the red berries, which mature later in the year. The seed...
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Posted in: Spring | Tags: honeysuckle , bradford pear , weeds , invasive plants | Comments (0) | View Count: (9084)

Weeds: What's in Your Lawn?

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Weeds: What's in Your Lawn?
This winter, like most, seems to have been an ideal recipe for producing an abundance of winter annual weeds in cool season lawns throughout the Saint Louis area. As warmer days arrive these plants, which have been there all winter, will take off like weeds!
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Posted in: Spring | Tags: weeds , cool season lawns , St. Louis , winter annual weeds , chickweed (Stellaria media) , bluegrass (Poa annua) , deadnettle (Lamium purpureum) , henbit (Lamium amplexicaule) , herbicide , | Comments (0) | View Count: (2614)
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