New forest invader called small-flowered jewelweed discovered on Novelty Hill Rd

King County weed specialists recently responded to a report of a new forest invader called small-flowered jewelweed found along Novelty Hill Rd just east of Redmond Ridge. This central Asian species is a widespread invasive plant in European forests, but is still highly localized in North America. According to a 2013 USDA-APHIS report, it is being…

Goat Hill Giving Garden volunteers learn about and remove poison hemlock threatening the garden

Poison-hemlock met its match last month in the volunteers of the Goat Hill Giving Garden in downtown Seattle. On May 5, volunteers met with noxious weed specialist Mary Fee to learn how to identify and remove poison-hemlock plants that had popped up near the garden. Noxious weed garbage bags were soon filled with poison-hemlock, protecting…