THE KSL GREENHOUSE SHOW

How to control the noxious bryonia weed

Jun 14, 2024, 6:00 AM

Bryonia, also known as bryony, is a weed that is part of the cucumber family. It looks very similar...

Bryonia, also known as bryony, is a weed that is part of the cucumber family. It looks very similar to grapes, and it can grow up to 6 inches a day. (Canva)

(Canva)

SALT LAKE CITY – Do you have bryonia creeping up in your yard? If you do, be very careful because this white poisonous weed can be extremely noxious. Here are some tips on how to identify and control it from KSL Greenhouse Hosts, Taun Beddes and Maria Shilaos.

Bryonia, also known as bryony, is a weed that is part of the cucumber family. It looks very similar to grapes, and it can grow up to 6 inches a day.

“It grows along streams and rivers, but if it has regular irrigation it will establish in your yard,” Taun said.

It’s not yet considered a noxious weed in Utah, but it is poisonous enough to take over and smother everything. With that in mind, it’s especially important to wear a long-sleeved shirt and disposable or washable gloves when handling it.

“We do not have wild grapes in Utah, so if something’s coming up looking like a grape, it’s going to be bryonia or something like Virginia creeper,” Taun said.

There are a few different ways you can get rid of it. One way is by using a brush and stump killer. Another way is by severing the taproot.

“If it’s just a younger plant, you can sever the taproot 3 or 4 inches down, and then you’re wearing that long-sleeved shirt and gloves to throw it away. It may come back a couple of times, but if it’s younger and you keep severing the taproot, it will eventually kill it,” Taun said.

The KSL Greenhouse is on every Saturday from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. You can follow the show on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and on our website.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

The KSL Greenhouse Show

There’s still hope if your lawn turns brown between July and August. Once it cools down during mi...

Michelle Lee

Keep your lawn healthy with these summer lawn care tips

How is your lawn coping with the recent triple digit temperatures? If you’re seeing any yellow or brown patches, there are ways you can care for it this summer to make it green and healthy again.

16 hours ago

Spider mite damage on a plant....

TAUN BEDDES, KSL GREENHOUSE

KSL Greenhouse: Protecting your garden from spider mites

One of the most common garden pests, spider mites become very widespread during the dry summer months. Here's how to protect your garden.

7 days ago

Image of a tomato plant...

Taun Beddes, KSL Greenhouse

KSL Greenhouse: Everything to know about tomatoes

Want to grow tomatoes in Utah? KSL Greenhouse show host Taun Beddes has some tips and a bit of history about the plant to share.

7 days ago

Over the last couple of weeks, Taun has seen a lot of environmental damage on garden vegetables. He...

Michelle Lee

How to protect your tomatoes from heat damage

Caring for tomatoes in the heat can be a challenge but, according to KSL Greenhouse Hosts Taun Beddes and Maria Shilaos, there are a couple of things you can do to protect them from heat damage.

8 days ago

tomatoes and curly top disease...

Michelle Lee

What is curly top disease and how do you identify it?

Are your tomatoes struggling this year? It may be because of a disease called curly top. If you’re not sure, here are some tips on how to identify it.

22 days ago

When you’re thinking about what kind of mulch to use, Taun says you have to consider the slope of...

Michelle Lee

Things to consider before applying mulch

What are the different types of mulch products? How do you choose the right one? How much should you be applying? Here are some of the most common mulch-related questions answered by KSL Greenhouse Hosts Taun Beddes and Maria Shilaos.

1 month ago

Sponsored Articles

A young woman smiles while reading the menu at a lakeside restaurant, enjoying the panoramic view o...

Bear Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau

The best restaurants to try in Bear Lake

Save this guide to the best restaurants in Bear Lake when you need to find a place to dine during your next visit.

Female leg stepping on weigh scales. Healthy lifestyle, food and sport concept....

Health Utah

Sustainable weight loss: the science-backed way to achieve it

Learn more about Debbie's weight loss journey with Health Utah, who have a unique weight loss philosophy for success.

Underwater shot of the fisherman holding the fish...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Your Bear Lake fishing guide

Bear Lake offers year-round fishing opportunities. By preparing ahead of time, you might go home with a big catch!

A group of people cut a purple ribbon...

Comcast

Comcast announces major fiber network expansion in Utah

Comcast's commitment to delivering extensive coverage signifies a monumental leap toward a digitally empowered future for Utahns.

a doctor putting her hand on the chest of her patient...

Intermountain Health

Intermountain nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

An access clinic launched by Intermountain nurse-midwives provides women with comprehensive gynecology care.

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

How to control the noxious bryonia weed