Attack of the Atomic Tumbleweeds
- Differential Uptake and Transport of Trivalent and Hexavalent Chromium by Tumbleweed (Salsola kali). Gardea-Torresdey, J. L.; de laRosa, G.; Peralta-Videa, J. R.; Montes, M.; Cruz-Jimenez, G.; Cano-Aguilera, I. // Archives of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology;Feb2005, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p225
Experiments were conducted to determine the differential absorption of Cr species by tumbleweed (Salsola kali) as well as the effect of this heavy metal on plant growth and nutrient uptake. Tumbleweed seeds were grown in an agar-based media containing different concentrations of either Cr(III)...
- Tumbleweed (Salsola, section Kali) species and speciation in California. Debra Ayres; Frederick Ryan; Eva Grotkopp; John Bailey; John Gaskin // Biological Invasions;May2009, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p1175
Abstractï¿½ï¿½Tumbleweeds (Salsola species, section Kali) are road side and rangeland pest plants throughout the 48 contiguous states in the US. Three described tumbleweed species and two undescribed Salsola taxa occur in California. The known species are Russian thistle, Salsola tragus,...
- The Weed That Won the West. Johnson, George // National Geographic;Dec2013, Vol. 224 Issue 6, p130
The article discusses the invasion of a weed from the Russian steppes, called Russian thistle (Salsola), or tumbleweed, in the American West. Topics include the author's encounter with tumbleweeds in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the weed's ability to thrive in the U.S., and research by U.S. Department...
- Tumbleweed: old enemy, new ally. Fincher, J. // Smithsonian;May88, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p86
The utility and beauty of `tumbling' tumbleweed. What this attention is all about; Adoption and promotion of tumbleweed by Dell City, Texas; Tumbleweed sculptures; Description of varieties of tumbleweed; Possibility of commercial uses of tumbleweed.
- Tumbleweeds bury town. // Current Science;3/2/90, Vol. 75 Issue 13, p3
Reports that a wind storm caused the town of Mobridge, S. Dak. to be buried in tumbleweeds. Description of tumbleweeds and how they came to the United States.
- Tumblin' pest. // Wilson Quarterly;Summer91, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p125
Reviews the article `Tumbleweed,' by James A. Young published in `Scientific American,' dated March 1991. Tumbleweed as the scourge of the frontier; Farmers' reaction to tumbleweeds; First arrival in the West in 1877; Farmers' role in spreading the weed.
- Colorado: Tumbleweeds overrun drought areas. SOLOMON BANDA, P. // Farm & Dairy;6/12/2014, Vol. 100 Issue 38, pA25
The article offers information on the impact of tumbleweed invasion in Colorado, including its trouble for roads, farming, and ranching.
- Too Weird. // Current Science;9/13/2002, Vol. 88 Issue 2, p14
Reports on the incidence of tumbleweed blockage in Montbello, Colorado. Description of a tumbleweed; Details on the spreading of seeds due to the movement of weeds.
- Weed all about it! Tumbleweeds invade South Dakota town! Houses buried! Folks mighty upset. // People;11/27/89, Vol. 32 Issue 22, p153
Discusses the tumbleweed attack on Mobridge, S. Dak., with 50 mph winds that piled giant balls of dead Russian thistle as high as 18 feet, burying houses and blocking roads.