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Weed control, management, ecology, and minutia
by garett
on April 22, 2012 at 12:49 PM
It is not a weed.... it is a native California plant.
Reply by Brad Hanson
on April 23, 2012 at 9:07 AM
Garett - true, horseweed is native to North America. Being native does not prelude a plant from also being "weedy". Horseweed is an early succession (ruderal) species that can quickly invade disturbed areas. It can produce a tremendous amount of seed, dominate plant communities, and compete with crop and landscape plants for resources. However, whether something is defined as a weed or not is, to a large extent, in the eye of the beholder. Have fun. Brad
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