Special Gift Offer
URL:
http://www.gardengatemagazine.com/newsletter/2009/05/26/buffalo-bur/
Share:

Buffalo bur

By: Garden Gate staff
Buffalo bur grows up to 2 ft. tall and is armed with long yellow spines on its deeply lobed light green leaves and along sturdy stems.

problem solver

Buffalo bur Solanum rostratum

IDENTIFICATION — Buffalo bur grows up to 2 ft. tall and is armed with long yellow spines on its deeply lobed light green leaves and along sturdy stems. In summer, small clusters of bright-yellow flowers form, followed by spiny seed pods.

FAVORITE CONDITIONS — Any dry, exposed soil in full sun is ideal for buffalo bur. Unfortunately, the weed is even drought-tolerant.

CONTROL — The simplest control for buffalo bur is to hoe out the young seedlings. Because of the sharp spines on the flowers, stems and seed pods, wear gloves to pull older plants.

Published: May 26, 2009
Share:
Tags:
  • None
GDT Notes Ad_Gift Sub_zone5

Product Recommendations

Here are some supplies and tools we find essential in our everyday work in the garden. We may receive a commission from sales referred by our links; however, we have carefully selected these products for their usefulness and quality.

GDT Ad_GiftGuide2020_zone6

Also in This Newsletter


gg_online-ed_zone10_v03
GDT Free Issues zone7and11 Mobile_Spring
Last Week’s Newsletter

May 19, 2009

Japanese beetle

If these pests weren’t so destructive, they’d be pretty. Shiny bronze-green adults are about 3/8 in. long. Larvae are 1-1/4-in.-long, C-shaped white grubs.

Tips for growing lavender

Harvesting fragrant stems of English lavender is a pleasurable garden task. Even the bees are slower and linger quietly on this glorious plant.

GG_Sub-Ad_Zone15_v03