Category Archives: invasive species

Honey Clover (Melilotus albus)

Honey Clover is an import from Europe/Asia and has spread throughout the US. It is a member of the pea family and has edible pods, beans, and fresh leaves. I had Honey Clover in Texas and ate fresh  leaves and … Continue reading

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Goldenrain Tree (Koelreuteria paniculata)

Rain 2 days in a row has me planting odds n ends like one of my Goldenrain Trees that I started from seed last year. As pretty as Goldenrain Tree is, I would like it inside the fence, but put … Continue reading

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Cheat Grass (Bromus tectorum)

Cheat Grass is an alien invader that is now in all 50 states.  I have my share. It grows about a foot tall here, and is out competing wildflowers on the northwest corner of my property. As any member of … Continue reading

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Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

I have no Field Bindweed, yet. It has moved in across the street, so by next year, I likely will. It’s pretty, a perennial morning glory.  This one is native to Europe and Asia, but naturalized in the US.  We … Continue reading

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Scarlet Gaura (Oenothera suffrutescens)

Scarlet Gaura is a pretty perennial common in a large part of the western United States and blooms May through August. Scarlet Gaura are pollinated by night moths, so the flower bud opens white in the afternoon.  By morning it … Continue reading

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Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)

I went outside to sit and enjoy the early evening and listened to a nesting call of a Eurasian Collared Dove.  As far as I know, they are new to my food forest. Because they are not native and are … Continue reading

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Wildlife, Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii)

I see these Desert Cottontail all the time, I saw a hawk snatch one up right from my cabin-in-dreaming site.  This morning I headed out to dig more gravel for pathways, I startled a Cottontail digging a burrow.  Missed the … Continue reading

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