Nymph, Arizona, Chenopodiaceae, polychromatism, San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, Whitewater Draw, Cochise County, snakeweed
, Hesperotettix viridis viridis
& Sesee ex DC.) Coville), woody snakeweeds
(Gutierrezia spp.), honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa Torrey), and tarbush (Flourencia cernua DC.).
As in other places, many garden species have escaped to become weeds including African tulip, Candle bush, Neem, Poinciana, Rubbervine, Snakeweed
, Couch grass, Lead tree, Pepper tree and Umbrella sedge.
I reach the crest and peek over in slow increments, taking tentative steps, hunched over, standing slowly to see beyond the low-cropped grass and snakeweed
. The bowl is empty.
Banned in snakeweed
, sangree seven European root, sangrel, countries and Egypt, serpentary, Japan, and Venezuela.
, requiring transplant; industry and
"If you don't ask, you won't be told." Dirty Dozen: 12 Supplements to Avoid Name(s) Dangers Regulatory Actions DEFINITELY HAZARDOUS: Documented organ failure or known carcinogenic properties Aristolochic acid Potent human carcinogen; FDA warning to (Aristolochia, birthwort, kidney failure, consumers and snakeroot, snakeweed
, sometimes requiring industry and import sangree root, sangrel, transplant; deaths alert in April serpentary, serpentaria, reported.
Dirty Dozen: 12 Supplements to Avoid Name(s) Dangers Regulatory Actions DEFINITELY HAZARDOUS: Documented organ failure or known carcinogenic properties Aristolochic acid Potent human FDA warning to (Aristolochia, carcinogen; kidney consumers and birthwort, snakeroot, failure, sometimes industry and import snakeweed
, sangree requiring transplant; alert in April 2001.
The objective of this study is to quantify the degree of association between Coleogyne ramosissima (blackbrush) and three of its commonly associated woody species, Yucca brevifolia (Joshua tree), Encelia virginensis (brittle-bush), and Gutierrezia sarothrae (snakeweed
) in the Spring Mountains and Sheep Range of southern Nevada.
curtipendula); 5% shrubs, mostly Louisiana sagebrush (Artemesia ludoviciana), milkvetch (Astragalus crassicarpus), and other sages (Artemesia sp.); 20% forbs, mostly skunkbrush sumac (Rhus trilobata), broom snakeweed
, (Gutierrezia sarothrae), and rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus nauseosus); and 5% cacti, mostly soapweed (Yucca glauca) and plains prickly pear (Opuntia polycantha var.
I think it's worth pointing out that the author of "Power Trip" expresses a similar industrial bias, by wishing to keep the Arizona wilderness a place where "cattle can range free." The ugliness of once vibrant grassland turned to bare sand, scabbed over with mesquite and snakeweed
, may be more subtle than giant metal towers, but it's arguably much more profound.
(Gutierriza sarrothrae), however, tended to increase as clipping/trampling intensity increased.
Common grasses present in the study area were western wheatgrass (Agropyron smithii), blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), side-oats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula), buffalo grass (Buchloe dactyloides), and Canada blue-grass (Poa compressa), interspersed with the common herbaceous perennials aster (Virgilus falcatus), snakeweed
(Gutierrezia sarothrae), blazing star (Liatrus punctata), prairie cone-flower (Ratibida co1umnifera), orange arnica (Arnica fulgens), and a sedge species (Carex pennsylvanica).
In the red dust between the scattered clumps of mesquite, snakeweed
and yucca live a number of small many-legged creatures--including scorpions and furry tarantulas--that most of us would rather not disturb.
To keep shrubs compact, cut all stems of beautyberry, bluebeard, butterfly bush, dyer's greenweed (Genista tinctoria), rubber rabbitbrush, and snakeweed
(Gutierrezia sarothrae) to within a few inches of the ground before they leaf out.