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Published August 17, 2009, 07:35 AM

Absinth wormwood spreading in N.D.

North Dakota weed control officials say absinth wormwood appears to be spreading. Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said there are more reports of large infestations of the weed, particularly in the western part of the state. He said there also have been reports of some retail garden suppliers selling the flowering weed.

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota weed control officials say absinth wormwood appears to be spreading.

Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said there are more reports of large infestations of the weed, particularly in the western part of the state. He said there also have been reports of some retail garden suppliers selling the flowering weed.

Absinth wormwood is on the state’s list of noxious weeds — those required by law to be controlled. Goehring said each plant produces several thousand seeds and can also reproduce by its roots.

More than half a million acres in North Dakota are now known to be infested with the weed.

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