|Last week south of Gonzales along Highway 183|
Awhile ago, I posted the following and the photo above on the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center's Facebook page:
"Invasive species are a huge concern, I know. But the rate that some are spreading, particularly the bastard cabbage, is frightening. On our way coming and going to the coast from Central Texas this past week, we only saw one scenic pasture covered with bluebonnets. Bastard cabbage was everywhere! Say farewell soon to our state flower along with Indian paintbrushes, prairie verbenas, and, oh, so many more beautiful native species. Is this an issue that our new Texas First Lady could take up in honor of Lady Bird and her wildflower efforts? We've got to do something and FAST!"
To me, the issue is getting SCARY! We've GOT to eradicate this species! But how? I have no clue!
The species I'm referring to is Rapistrum rugosum. Apparently, there's just not much we can do to fight it, but I sure wish we'd try.
Can you help, Mrs. Abbott?