Roadside weed

Asked August 26, 2018, 6:51 PM EDT

I have seen an ever expanding growth of a light green almost chartreuse plant growing wild along all the roadsides What is it and is anyone trying to control it?

Hennepin County Minnesota invasive species wild cucumber

1 Response

What you have seen is probably wild cucumber, a native plant that's been particularly abundant this year.

Although the cucumber's rampant growth appears to be smothering the plants that support it, for the most part this is not the case and it isn't necessary to control it.

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