Thursday, June 09, 2005

Don't You Know That You're Toxic?

North Dakota is dealing with an invasive plant that is so toxic, weed control officers must wear gloves when handling it. As reported by the Grand Forks Herald, the species in question is black henbane (Hyoscyamus niger), so named because it killed the hens who ate it. Luckily (?), it smells so bad that most things won't eat it, but that doesn't mean that North Dakotans are happy about this Mediterranean weed lining their roads.

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