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  1. PLANTS IN THE NEWS

  2. Devil’s snare Hydrangea Crape Myrtle Razzle Dazzle Crape Myrtle Black Eyed Susan Butterfly Bush

  3. Devil’s Snare • Very Poisonous • Originated In South America • Illegal to buy, sell, or grow it • US calls in Jimson weed

  4. Hydrangea • White, but can be colored. • Used to make tea in Asia • Also known as the “Snowball Bush”

  5. Crape Myrtle • Has 250 varieties • Grows fast • Brightly colored flowers • Originated in Australia & Asia

  6. Razzle Dazzle Crape Myrtle • Type of Crape Myrtle • Cherry, Raspberry, and Ruby Dazzle are types of Razzle Dazzle Crape Myrtles • Dwarf plants, they are 4 feet tall

  7. Black Eyed Susan • One of the most common American wildflowers • Grow back every summer • Brown center and bright yellow pedals • Maryland’s state flower

  8. Butterfly Bush • Attracts butterflies • Spreads easily, some states don’t allow/recommend it. • Hard to get rid of • Purple/pink flowers

  9. Plants and Stink bugs • Stink bugs eat leaves, plants, flowers, and fruit • Pennsylvania has an invasion of stink bugs • It’s an issue because they eat the crops and flowers

  10. Radiation in Grass