Tuesday, March 02, 2004


swissinfo is reporting that Switzerland is under seige from one of the most annoying American plant species: ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia). Ragweed is well-known in the U.S. for the hayfever-inducing pollen clouds it produces in late summer. While it has been present in Switzerland for years, scientists are concerned about a recent population explosion. Bonus points to swissinfo for using the scientific name.

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