Have you seen the tall fern-leafed plants with the button-like flowers along the road during the middle of summer? If you have noticed these, then you have likely seen the Common Tansy, an invasive species that is invading Aitkin County. Why are they bad for the environment? Why should you wear gloves before handling them? What can you do to slow the spread of this toxic species? This video has been developed to provide information regarding this invasive plant.
Sources of information:
- Minnesota Department of Natural Resources: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/terrestrialplants/herbaceous/commontansy.html
- Minnesota Department of Agriculture: https://www.mda.state.mn.us/plants/pestmanagement/weedcontrol/noxiouslist/commontansy
- Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District: https://aitkincountyswcd.wordpress.com/