Stinknet is Now Emerging in Phoenix and Tucson
Responding to the copious December rains, Stinknet (Onchosiphon pilluliferum) is now emerging in known infested areas in both Phoenix and Tucson. Stinknet is a winter annual plant that can start to emerge in November and goes to seed and dies starting in April during wet winters. Stinknet is an Arizona Noxious weed that has rapidly infested the Phoenix metropolitan area over the past 5 years. It started a foothold in Tucson along I-10 starting around 2018. The stinknet history in Arizona was recently published in the Plant Press. In 2017 AZNPS produced a trifold printable brochure with descriptions of the plant, its growth and its control. You can read more about stinknet on our Invasive Plants web page . Comments and questions can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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News and Blog Posts
- Happenings – Winter newsletterThe Winter edition of Happenings is now available! Download a copy to learn more about activities of Arizona Native Plant Society chapters around the state.
- Videos from 2021 AZNPS Annual Botany MeetingGet the link to our YouTube playlist of the 2021 Annual Botany Meeting here…
- EcoQuest: Gander at GrassesThe Phoenix Chapter collaborated with Metro Phoenix EcoFlora on a community science project to observe and identify grasses.
- Poster Session: Annual Meeting PostersDownload and review 3 of the 4 posters in Monday evening’s Poster Session. Get your questions ready in advance… and attend the AZNPS Botany Meeting November 8-10.
- Top 10 Native Pollinator Plants in the SouthwestCarianne Campbell has chosen her top ten for an article in the magazine, 2 Million Blossoms. There’s lots of good information and beautiful photos. Can you guess what made the list?
- October field trip at the Amerind Foundation in Texas CanyonTwenty avid plant seekers assembled at the Amerind Foundation, in Dragoon, AZ, on October 16 to enjoy a beautiful autumn morning and indulge in wonderful views of native plants and rock formations. A great time was had by all.
- Sara Plummer Lemmon – for whom Mount Lemmon is named – is finally getting her due!On November 1, 2021, Wynne Brown’s new book The Forgotten Botanist: Sara Plummer Lemmon’s Life of Science and Art, was officially released by the University of Nebraska Press.
- DEAR CARIANNE – What are some native alternatives to oleander?Oleander it is not native to our region, can become invasive in the right habitats, and it is very difficult to remove. Its ubiquitous use has dramatically diminished the potential for our urban areas to support birds, pollinators, and other wildlife that native plants provide resources for. What are some alternatives? —> Ask Carianne questions about native gardening in your garden. Email your questions to Carianne@strategichabitats.com