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Bristly Oxtongue Lives Up to its Name

Mature plant of bristly oxtongue. (Credit: Larry L. Strand)

This summer, you may have noticed what looks like a large dandelion plant covered in blisters growing in your lawn or landscape. It's known as bristly oxtongue, and if you examine or touch it you'll see and feel why. The stems and flower bracts are...

Posted on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Tags: annual (3), biennial (1), bristly oxtongue (2), control (41), identify (1), UC IPM (225), UC IPM (225), weed (25), weed gallery (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Noxious or Nice?

Honey Bee

Today, in honor of National Pollinator Week, we turn to the Picris echioides. Picris echioides? You either hate it or love it. Honey bees love it. Gardeners hate it. ?If you plant a lawn with Picris echioides, expect a visit from Code...

Honey Bee
Honey Bee

HONEY BEE touches down on a bristly oxtongue, a plant considered a noxious weed to people but a treasure to bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Silver Wings
Silver Wings

SILVER WINGS and a load of pollen--this honey bee is oblivious to everything but the bristly oxtongue (Picris echioides). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Taste Test
Taste Test

TONGUE EXTENDED, a honey bee nectars a bristly oxtongue blossom at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 5:27 PM
 
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