Regular readers of the Bay Leaf know that stinkwort (Dittrichia graveolens) is a local plant pest. It’s non-native, invasive, rapid-spreading, toxic to livestock, persistent…and it causes a nasty rash. You can help control it, and you can make a difference.
I’ll be starting to remove stinkwort from public spaces in the Lamorinda area in late July and early August. It’s easy to do then because stinkwort doesn’t flower or set seed for a while longer. You can learn about how to identify it, how to remove it successfully, and how to reach out to property owners and land managers in your area.
Want to find out more, join me, or start your own stinkwort removal project? Please do! firstname.lastname@example.org
— Barbara M. Leitner, Corresponding Secretary and Stinkwort Project Coordinator, CNPS East Bay Chapter