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Early hints of spring: the weeds are back


Even though the groundhog's prediction is for six more weeks of winter, now is a good time to keep a lookout for invasive plants here in Portland.

In keeping with the Groundhog Day movie theme of repeating reality, the cycles of invasive plants repeat each year.  They just keep popping up...  Here's one you may see blooming right now:

close up of spurge laurel flowers

Does it look familiar? If so, check out our previous post to learn more about how to identify and control this invader: Spurge laurel.  


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