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By Alicia Eakin - bio | email

June 25, 2008

Adel - There's weed woes at Reed Bingham. Rangers ended a battle that lasted for several years to rid the park of water hyacinth and hydrilla.

They say those weeds are now under control. But now water primrose is a problem.

The weed comes in the form of yellow flowers.

While it may look pretty, Rangers say it's thick roots make it hard to get rid of and it's dangerous for the local habitat.

"It grows from the bank so luckily it cant go choke up the lake but its causing a problem for cat tails and native plant species because its choking them off which affects wildlife too," says Park Manager Chet Powell.

Rangers say they've used almost all the chemicals they have to kill it. They'll now apply for as many grants as they can to help get it under control.

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