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  • Identificación de plantas nativas, invasoras y ornamentales (Identification of native, invasive and ornamental plants)

    Este taller de entrenamiento es para botánicos, jardineros, paisajistas o personas interesadas en plantas. Es gratis, abierto al público y será en español. Esta clase estudiará cómo identificar plantas comunes de la zona. Casa Latina, in collaboration with King County, is hosting a free Spanish language workshop on identification of common plants found in western Washington. The workshop will be free, open to the public and will be presented in Spanish. The material presented in this workshop is geared toward botanists, landscapers, and gardeners but will be useful to anyone interested in plants of western Washington.

  • Italian Arum – March 2016 Weed of the Month

    I first learned to fear Italian arum in the late 1990’s. Botanist Doug Ewing, then manager of the University of Washington Botany Greenhouse, alarmed me with scary tales of his battles with Italian arum in the gardens behind the greenhouse where it had taken hold. No matter what he threw at it, the plant kept coming back

  • Registration open for noxious weed control classes

    Registration is now open for our annual noxious weed control seminars. There will be three sessions this year and space is limited so make sure to register as soon as possible. In addition to our regular seminar, we are pleased to offer… Read More ›

  • National Invasive Species Awareness Week

    King County Executive Dow Constantine raised awareness about the harm done by invasive species here at home as well as nationally with an Executive Proclamation declaring February 21-27, 2016 National Invasive Species Awareness Week. NISAW is a annual national campaign to increase citizen and government action to prevent the spread of… Read More ›

  • Welcome to Noxious Weed News

    Welcome to our new blog on all things noxious and weedy from beautiful King County, Washington! Former readers of KC Weed News will see many of the same features you have come to expect but with more photos!  Check back here regularly for featured… Read More ›