Larry Hendrickson, Botanist, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park®, has written an article about the discovery of Volutaria sp. in Borrego Springs. This aggressive weed was discovered growing along Borrego Springs Road in the spring of 2011. The discovery of this invasive, Volutaria canariensis, is native to the Canary Islands. This short piece of botany history, New Weed Found in Borrego Valley— The Long Story, was published in the Botany Newsletter in October 2011.