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Last update: 2006-04-02

11. Burdock hunt!

2006-04-02 :: Rob Nelson Hazen Audel
Length: 2s

Burdock has crazy velcro like burs ... that stick all over you and your animals. It is a medicinal plant too. But don't start thinking this is a good plant. Its invasive and can take over.…

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10. Willows a non-invasive Weed plant

2006-03-25 :: Rob Nelson Hazen Audel
Length: 2s

Willows in the genus Salix have the tendency to take over floodplanes and wetland areas. There is debate where or not they were introduced but there is no doubt that they can grow very weedy. In areas like the overflow of the Mississippi, like where we are in this episode, its often the only tree growing and thus forms large monocultures.…

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9. Yellow Toadflax

2006-03-25 :: Rob Nelson

Yellow Toadflax is also known as butter and eggs. I looked at the this plant in the Rocky Mountains, near Breckonridge, CO.…

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8. Kudzu ... King of the south

2006-02-15 :: Rob Nelson Jaime Jelenchick
Length: 1s

Kudzu has been called King of the South. I stop briefly along the side of the road in east Texas to marvel at this VERY problematic invader.…

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7. Eurasian Water Milfoil - from a hotspring

2006-02-08 :: Rob Nelson Jaime Jelenchick
Length: 1s

Eurasian watermilfoil is causing huge problems around the world. Watch me go Underwater with this plant.…

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6. Banana Poka - Hawaiian Passionflower - Introduced from MSU's Science filmmaking department

2006-01-27 :: Rob Nelson Jaime Jelenchick
Length: 1s

There are over 30 species of passionflower that have invaded the small islands of Hawaii. Today we look at one of the most problematic species, Passiflora mollissima. While it may have very attractive flowers, the vines entangle trees and choke out native vegetation…

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5. Melaleuca - Jaime Jelenchick presents: Invaders of the Everglades

2006-01-15 :: Rob Nelson Jaime Jelenchick
Length: 1s

Melaleuca is known as the paperbark tree. It is native to Australia. In Florida the tree is a pest and is taking over the Everglades and surrounding areas.…

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4. Miconia - Hawaiian invasive weed

2006-01-15 :: Rob Nelson
Length: 1s

Miconia is a very distructive weed on tropical islands. Its easy to recognize by the purple on the undersides of the leaf…

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3. Dalmation Toadflax - Invasive plant seen near Yellowstone NP

2006-01-12 :: Rob Nelson

Dalmation Toadflax is contrasted to its cousin Yellow Toadflax. Can you tell the difference? More information on Dalmation Toadflax …

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2. Hydrilla - Underwater Invasive Plant

2006-01-02 :: Rob Nelson
Length: 1s

Hydrilla verticilata is the scientific name for this noxious invader from afar. No-one knows for sure where hydrilla is native to, yet its believed that it probably originated somewhere in southeast asia. This assumption comes from the fact that its main biocontrol comes from Pakistan. …

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1. Leafy Spurge - Invasive Plant 1

2005-12-23 :: Rob Nelson
Length: 2s

Noxious weeds ... they're everywhere. After working for the Invasive plants sector of Army corp of Engineers for several years, I've discovered that most people know little about the plants around them, in particular the weeds. My goal in these Podcasts is to enlighten both the scientists and laymen not only to what these weeds can do, but hopefully provide video of plants and plant facts that allow everyone to learn about them in a fun way! …

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Invasive Plants of the US

A podcast about a different invasive plant each week, presented by EB's Rob Nelson. In this first podcasting series Rob decides to take on a subject that he has spent over 4 years studying -- invasive plants. From footage compliled from work around the states, Rob shares quick lessons in invasive plants, so that we can all be a little more educated when it comes to our great outdoors. Join these weekly podcasts, that visually show a unique invader, or problem plant through Rob (and co-host) Hazen's trials through the swamps and woods.

Invasive Plants of the US


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