Priority Weeds in the Truckee Meadows

Watch List (high priority for control):

  1. Dalmatian toadflax
  2. Leafy spurge
  3. Mediterranean sage
  4. Rush skeletonweed
  5. Squarrose knapweed
  6. Yellow toadflax
Dalmatian toadflax has snapdragon-like flowers. It has been found in a few locations in the Truckee Meadows, including Sparks. To control, dig out as much root as possible, and revisit the site frequently to check for regrowth.
Dalmatian toadflax has snapdragon-like flowers. It has been found in a few locations in the Truckee Meadows, including Sparks. To control, dig out as much root as possible, and revisit the site frequently to check for regrowth.

Existing Species (medium priority for control):

  1. Canada thistle
  2. Diffuse knapweed
  3. Hoary cress
  4. Medusahead
  5. Musk thistle
  6. Perennial pepperweed (also called tall whitetop)
  7. Poison hemlock
  8. Puncturevine
  9. Purple loosestrife
  10. Russian knapweed
  11. Saltcedar
  12. Scotch thistle
  13. Spotted knapweed
  14. Yellow starthistle
  15. Curlyleaf pondweed
  16. Eurasian watermilfoil
Musk thistle is common in the Truckee Meadows. Its seeds are spread by the wind. To control it, you must prevent seeds from forming. Dig at least 2 inches of the root below the soil surface. Clipping the blooms is not sufficient to kill this plant, as new flowers will form.
Musk thistle is common in the Truckee Meadows. Its seeds are spread by the wind. To control it, you must prevent seeds from forming. Dig at least 2 inches of the root below the soil surface. Clipping the blooms is not sufficient to kill this plant, as new flowers will form.
 

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