Sunday, May 17, 2015

These two I pull

Begger's lice (Torilis arvensis) and knotted hedge parlsey (Torilis nodosa) are introduced species, and I dislike them very much. So I pull them without feeling bad or guilty.

I bet you know what the begger's lice look like. The white flowers are pretty and delicate. THEN they turn into demon seeds that stick to everything. 
Gabe our boy cat had a very bad case of begger's lice many years ago.

Spreading hedge parsley has a long root, which makes it easy to yank. I rather enjoy pulling them in the yard. It's a mindless activity that relaxes my brain, I guess. Plus I feel like I'm making a dent in their population. Sorta like fighting those coreopsis beetles but more fun.

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