There Were No Tumbleweeds In The Old West

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Perhaps no other plant is as synonymous with the American West as the tumbleweed. But they’re surprisingly new to North America, in fact, they’re an invasive species that didn’t show up until the very end of the “Old West” period. And they’ve become quite a problem over the years. Today we’re looking at the tumbleweed, how it came from the steppes of Russia to become an icon of the American West.

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0:00 – Intro
2:21 – How Did Tumbleweeds Get Here?
4:02 – Buffalo Bill
7:50 – The Biology of the Tumbleweed
11:55 – Monster Tumbleweed
16:15 – Sponsor – Brilliant