When Plants Attack—Giant Ragweed and Poison Ivy

Think plants can only take abuse, not dish it out?  Then you’ve never encountered unrelenting ragweed allergies or a nice case of poison ivy rash.  These plants are no shrinking violets! Giant ragweed, Ambrosia trifida, is an annual plant and a member of the Aster family.  You know, the same family that brings us the…

Black Medic

Black medic Medicago lupulina is an annual weed that plagues the lawn every year.  Right now you can go out in most open areas and you will be greeted with bright yellow pin size yellow flowers.  Black medic is a member of the bean family so it will add nitrogen back into the soil.  We…