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The weeds, they are noxious

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I didn’t want to talk about this. I know it’s personal, but we’ve got to do something. It’s your goatheads.

Goatheads, aka puncturevine, aka tribulus terrestris. It is officially and legally a noxious weed, noxious as in “harmful or extremely unpleasant.” The laws of the state and regulations of the county make this weed an outlaw, even if it is plentiful. This time of year I see it on my daily foot patrol. I see it when I drive. I see it when I ride. I see it in gravel parking lots and driveways and alleys. I see it in tidy, well-kept yards and not-so-tidy yards. Forget the pun, but it’s a growing problem.

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