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More Sahara Mustard photos

As noted in the previous post, Sahara Mustard (Brassica tournefortii) has been a focus of volunteer efforts this semester, and here are a few photos from our first Sahara Mustard removal day on January 19. Thanks to Gerardo Vitale for some great pictures!        

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Two nasty mustards get the heave-ho

The first two volunteer workdays of the spring semester have been all about mustard – specifically two winter-blooming mustards – Brassica tournefortii (Sahara Mustard) and Brasscia fruticulosa (Mediterranean Cabbage). Brassica tournefortii has been discussed before in these pages. This particularly nasty mustard has displaced native vegetation in large areas of Joshua Tree National Park and […]

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On the March 15th workday, volunteers removed Sahara Mustard (Brassica tournefortii) from the Foothill Blvd parkway in front of the BFS and finished clearing the last bit of the trail around pHake Lake. The very nasty Sahara Mustard was first spotted at the BFS in March 2012. At that time, we removed every known plant, […]

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Mustard and thistle removal continues…

Last Saturday volunteers continued our campaign to control invasive annual weeds, starting with a newly discovered patch of Sahara Mustard (Brassica tournefortii) growing behind the old infirmary. Unfortunately, the mustard had already set seed, but the plants we removed had a lot of unopened seed pods, so we were able to keep most of the […]

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Sneaky Sahara Mustard

Last year we spotted the very nasty Sahara Mustard (Brassica tournefortii) in the Foothill Blvd parkway at the BFS. We have been keeping our eyes out for any that might spring up this year, but we almost overlooked them. Instead of being large plants with a typical open bushy appearance, this year’s Sahara Mustard plants […]

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Update: On March 11, the valiant BFS Volunteers removed every known Sahara Mustard plant on the BFS. Way to go, Volunteers! The very nasty Sahara Mustard (Brassica tournefortii) has just appeared at the BFS in two small infestations along Foothill Blvd. near the BFS entrance and the near College Avenue. The Sahara Mustard, a native […]

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