Careful what you deck your halls with

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is asking consumers to look out for Oriental bittersweet, an invasive weed that is often mistaken for a common garland vine and used in decorative wreaths. The weed is dangerous to local environments.
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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is asking consumers to look out for Oriental bittersweet, an invasive weed that is often mistaken for a common garland vine and used in decorative wreaths. The weed is dangerous to local environments.

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