Attack of the Atomic Tumbleweeds
- 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.
- What the...? // Trains;Jul2008, Vol. 68 Issue 7, p19
A photograph of a train stopped due to tumbleweeds, collected against a cut of grain hoppers on a side track is presented.
- The Tumbleweed. // South Dakota Magazine;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p20
The article presents information on tumbleweed, a herb that is an icon of the Western U.S. Its origin is said to have been traced to a Bohemian farmer in Bon Homme County, South Dakota, who ordered wheat seed from the Ukraine. The wheat is said to have been infected with thistle and firebrush,...
- 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.