"Bastard Cabbage" choking out Hill Country wildflowers

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Updated: 3/23/2012 11:07 pm
Abundant late winter and early spring rains in the Texas Hill Country have produced a bumper crop of wildflowers.

But the favorable weather is also behind the rapid spread of something else along those roadways.

The unfriendly flora is known as "Bastard Cabbage", and it's more than an unsightly pest. "Bastard Cabbage" poses a real threat to the displays of intense color that make the Hill County a destination every spring.

To see Jim Swift's story about "Bastard Cabbage" and the damage it wreaks on one of the Hill Country's great assets, click here.
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