Someone didn't get the memo

Some of the trees around the Capitol building are conveniently labeled. While walking around today, I noticed this one:
Hello, buckthorn. Fancy meeting you here.
I realize this is just one buckthorn and there aren't a ton of soybeans in the vicinity, but still, it's an invasive species that is the host for not only the soybean aphid, but also oat crown rust. It really has no place being in anyone's yard, especially not as a labeled and obviously maintained planting.


  1. Kinda like when the state planted crown vetch on the overpasses and Uncle Clarence just about lost his sh!t. hee-hee

  2. As they say, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree :-)