This is the ninth anniversary of my weekly nature column "The Neighborhood Naturalist" that's published in the farragutpress. My first one ran on August 25, 1999. It was about flowering spurge.
To commemorate, the column that appears in this week’s edition – dated Thursday, August 21 – is also about the same roadside plant.
Special thanks to Dan Barile and the rest of the farragutpress staff. And many, many thanks to all who have telephoned or e-mailed over the years.