Roger Batt, Coordinator of the Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign, and Dave Hallinan, Superintendent of Bannock County Weed Control are investigating a small, but healthy, patch of Black Henbane noxious weed plants on a farm near Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. Roger notes that the plant was introduced from the Mediterranean region into the United States in the late 19th Century. He notes that it has been used for medicinal purposes and to him it has a very distinct pungent smell.
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Panorama and video taken 5/20/05