Volutaria (Volutaria tubuliflora) is a recently introduced and highly invasive species in North America. It was discovered in Borrego Springs in 2011 and has spread across large portions of the town. It is a winter annual and produces small flowers in the spring at the same time as many of our beautiful wildflowers. Volutaria appears to outcompete any native desert wildflowers and like Sahara Mustard threatens to overtake these displays.
Download this guide to learn how to identify Volutaria and eradicate it before it becomes a permanent and unwanted winter weed in Borrego Springs.