Thursday, March 29, 2012

Bastard cabbage is no laughing matter

A quarter of a mile west of the gate of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in South Austin, Texas, invasive plant expert Damon Waitt steps on a small shovel.

He's showing a TV news crew how to dig up a plant loaded with small but pretty yellow blooms on the side of the road.

YouTube link.

As he pushes with his foot, the shovel handle breaks off. Everybody laughs, including Waitt.

That, as it turns out, is the only thing funny about bastard cabbage.

Full story here.

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