Tumbleweed, Russian Thistle

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Tumbleweed 3

Tumbleweed (Russian Thistle)

1. Where did it come from? Not native it’s from Russia.
2. When it’s not prickly you can eat it and it tastes like greens.
3. How does it spread its seeds? When it’s windy, it comes out of the ground and rolls around to spread its seeds.
4. Is it an invasive species? Yes, it is invasive and takes over other plants.
5. Some animals eat it like prairie dogs, elk and birds.

Resource: https://www.usu.edu/weeds/plant_species/weedspecies/russianthis.html
By: Sasha Dobek (Second Grade)
Chinook Spirit Children’s Academy

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