In movies set in the old West, often there is a scene showing tumbleweed blowing across the trail.
That's how tumbleweeds distribute their seeds. Every time they bounce, a few more seeds fall off.
Tumbleweed grows wild here in Pahrump. Here are some photos of tumbleweeds which blew to our house on January 2, 2006.

At the front entrance to the house.

At the fence by the house. The fence is 6 feet high.

Along the back fence. From my dining room window, I watched this one roll through the back yard.

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