I’ll be on the lookout for plant invader

Thank you for the article about the funny, spiny exotic plant, and the photo.

Thank you for the article about the funny, spiny exotic plant, and the photo. This very plant started in one of my vegetable fields this summer.

I thought perhaps it was a squash, and let it go, just to see — it was interesting looking and pretty. But then it developed burrs! Oh man, very bad. I pulled it and bagged it for burning. Now I know what it was, and will be on the lookout.

It was a single plant, probably spread via bird. I’m on Koksilah, right near the highway. Thank you for this public service of keeping us informed.

 

Shannon VanHemert

Koksilah