Tumbleweeds beware, they're is a new species in town, and it is spreading rampantly across the US. Able to grow to 6 feet tall, this new invasive species is even more hearty, and able to spread and reproduce even faster, due to it having a double set of its parents' chromosomes.
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Tumbleweeds can be an enormous pain for desert communities. While for some passersby they may just be an odd occurrence on their commute, for others
Massive TumbleWeed Anyone?
They Are More Prolific Than RAbbits
Tumbleweeds grow during the year with a root system that runs 6 feet deep into the ground. It is also super tolerant to droughts, though in the fall, they naturally will break off, but on purpose. During the weeds tumbling across the landscape, it can disperse up to 250,000 seeds.
It Isn't All Whimsy And Curiosity
Tumbleweeds aren't all fun and games. plants these size can be a traffic hazard, besides doing damage to local flora. This specific species is so virulent and fast-spreading, that it is taking over and causing other species of tumbleweeds to disappear as it spreads across more and more of the landscape.
A Public Menace Indeed
They can also cause massive amounts of property damage, especially if there are a number of them, as well as damage agricultural operations. In one extreme case, the town of Victorville in 2018 was buried in tumbleweeds, at some houses they even reached the second story piled on top of each other.