Stinkwort has rapidly become a disturbing plant throughout all its inhabitants. Expanding in abundance, it creates a smelly foliage causes allergic reactions and exerts a sticky substance deterring almost any type of human activities. It has also become the culprit of livestock deaths and other physical damages to animals and pets. California invasive plant counsel has advised a invasive alert for Stinkwort due to its aggressive stance. The plant can grow up to 3 feet tall and flowers during the fall. Because if it’s sticky oily foliage post emergent herbicide‘s must be properly sprayed at the correct time.
Stinkwort has a relatively shallow root system so it is able to be properly controlled and eradicated by removing the root system. When doing any kind of manual control of Stinkwort, wear appropriate protective clothing‘s (long sleeves pants, and gloves) to minimize exposure to the irritating oils. Once Stinkwort enters the flowering stage, any type of removed plant should be bagged and taken off site to avoid spreading seeds that have ripened and the possibilities of pollinating future plants. Thus, furthering the invasive species expansion.
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