See the Tumbling Tumbleweeds

We have all seen them, tumbleweeds. When you think of tumbleweeds you probably have a vision of a picture of the old west with a dusty wind blowing and a cowboy riding off in the distance. Although they do grow in the west, they also grow just about anywhere else. They aren’t native to the U.S. but were introduced with flax seeds from Russia a hundred years ago. Some tumbleweeds can grow to be 5 feet in diameter. The dead plant carries its 100,000 seeds as the twig ball blows about for miles.




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