As if that horrible pod plant taking over everybody's yards wasn't enough

Now the Globe alerts us we have to worry about crazy snake worms. Yes, crazy snake worms, which alter the local soil chemistry in a way that favors certain invasive plants.

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The Turkeys love em tho

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I see these things in my yard, they are HUGE. I imagine the turkeys that roam the area are getting fat off of them, they don't get too deep in the soil thats for sure.

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Eeeewwww!

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I've admittedly never heard of them until now, but they sound gross, and not good to have around! Yuck!!

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PODs

OK, back up. Pod plants taking over the world??

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Yes, exactly

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Pod photo.

I read about them on my neighborhood Facebook page last August, realized we had some growing on our front fence, then realized we had them growing on our side fence, then kidlet and I spent a lot of time trying to get rid of them (she'd spot and I'd try to carefully uproot and put in a bag) and probably failing (in part because they were good at hiding under the oriental bittersweet vines we also have), then I started noticing them all over Roslindale. Gah!

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I have these

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all over the my garden every summer and no matter how much time I spend trying to get rid of them, they always come back.

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Looks a lot like the same

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Looks a lot like the same plant I saw in my Boston neighborhood in the mid-1960s. And have been seeing ever since. Now it's a problem?

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So THAT's what's hijacking my hops

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I'm growing two types of hops, and last year, after not paying much attention to them for a little while, I discovered this vine hijacking the fence and trellis. I cut and yanked them, but I did not dig them up. That will change this year.

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OK

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And the universe is expanding, and one day will break apart, and that'll be the end of everything.

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Ironic

in that the 'good' earthworms that are at risk of displacement are also introduced species.

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