The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold a plant and weed identification program at Gibbs Ranch, 733 Fraser Road, Huntsville on May 21.

Weed identification: Texas groundsel.
The program will cover weeds like this Texas groundsel which are showing up in forage pastures and meadows this spring. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Adam Russell)

The program will be from 2-4:30 p.m. and is $10 per person. To register, go to

This event is for property owners who want to learn more about managing plant life found on their land. This field-based activity will examine numerous common desirable and undesirable plants found in the Walker County area.

Focus on weed identification

The program will feature Barron Rector, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension range specialist, Bryan-College Station, doing a group walk through of the pastures and wood lines of East Texas agricultural land. Participants will learn how to identify plants and the ecological role they play in positively or negatively impacting property and the goals for it, whether agriculture production or wildlife management.

“It’s a good opportunity to learn the common names and useful knowledge about plants you see each time you interact with your land,” said Reggie Lepley, AgriLife Extension agriculture agent, Walker County.

Participants with a specific curiosity about something growing on their land are encouraged to bring a quality and complete plant sample for review by an expert, Lepley said. Go to to learn how to successfully take a weed sample for identification.

For more information, contact Lepley at 936-435-2426 or

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