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Yellow Starthistle

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Yellow Starthistle (Baranby's Thistle)
Dry Creek
July 11, 2009

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Yellow Starthistle (Baranby's Thistle)
Dry Creek
July 11, 2009


Technically not a native, Yellow Starthistle was introduced to the West Coast from Eurasia in the 1860s and currently infests 800,000,000 acres in California alone, 8 times the acreage since 1958. Each plant can produce 150,000 seeds. Poisonous to horses. Bad stuff.

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