September 12th, 2014
What you see on the photo is a mountain of Motherwort plants pulled near the tip of Picnic Point by volunteers, led by Bryn Scriver of the Preserve staff on July 25.
Motherwort is an invasive plant and well established along disturbed edges and trails in the Preserve, but it’s easy to overlook. Motherwort is a perennial that produces sharp stick-tight seeds along its stem that readily travel on fur and clothing and produce huge numbers of seedlings. It invaded some of the new plantings on Picnic Point in a very short period. Thanks for pulling!! The next volunteer day is Sunday, Sept 21, meeting at Frautschi Point Parking lot.
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Gisela Kutzbach and contributors
Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve
P.O. Box 5534
Madison, WI 53705
UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve website