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What’s That Weed?

Introduced species: Creeping woodsorrel (Oxalis corniculata) Description: Creeping woodsorrel–also called “sleeping beauty” (by the poetic) or “procumbent yellow sorrel” (by someone misusing the word “procumbent;” see below)–is a member of the oxalis family (Oxalidaceae). Its three-lobed, clover-like leaves are typically less than an inch (2.5 cm) across, and alternate on a delicate, creeping stem that […]

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Garlic Mustard through the years. Check out how JCWC has helped root out this weed!

Garlic Mustard, Alliaria petiolata, is a prevalent invasive species in the watershed with alarming impacts on other plants. This weed is known to be allelopathic. The garlic mustard roots produce chemicals that are toxic to other plants, which aids its rapid spread. This can prevent the establishment of other plants and allows garlic mustard to […]

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T-Shirt Art Contest

T-Shirt Art Contest For Johnson Creek’s 13th Annual Creek Clean-Up Deadline: Sunday July 26th at 12:00am – midnight WHAT: In August every year, community volunteers remove around 5 tons of garbage from Johnson Creek! Volunteers sport matching t-shirts designed by a community artist! We want to use YOUR art on the t-shirts! The winning art piece […]

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What’s That Weed?

Invasive: Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) Characteristics:  Lemon balm is a fast-spreading, perennial member of the mint family. Like many mints, this one has hairy, square stems and a strong scent to its leaves; the twist here is that the aroma is unmistakably lemon!  Lemon balm reaches 45-75 cm (18-30”) in height; its ovate, toothed leaves […]

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