Grant County's "Dirty Dozen"-
The following 12 weeds are Grant County's most commonly found noxious weeds-

Bull Thistle    Purple flowers   
    Spines on stems and leaves
    Big flower heads



      Bull Thistle


 Canada Thistle   
    Purple flowers
    Spines on stems and leaves
    Smaller flower heads than Bull Thistle


    Canada Thistle


Phragmites   
Large perennial grass
    Grows in wet areas
    Extensive root system



Common Reed (Phragmites)
 

Dalmatian Toadflax   
Yellow flowers, looks like a snapdragon
    Waxy, heart-shaped leaves
    Short lived perennial



Dalmatian Toadflax


Diffuse Knapweed   
Highly branched stem
    White or Pink flowers
    Long taproot



 Diffuse Knapweed


Field Bindweed   
White or pink flowers, trumpet/funnel shaped
     Climbing/creeping growth 
    Morningglory family



   Field Bindweed


Kochia   
Green, very branchy annual
    Can reach heights of 7 ft tall
    develops into "tumbleweed"



        Kochia


Puncturevine   
Yellow flowers
    Grows flat to the ground
    Sharp spikes on seeds



    Puncturevine


Purple Loosestrife   
Purple flowers
    Grows in wet areas
    Perennial



  Purple Loosestrife


Rush Skeletonweed   
Yellow flowers
    Stick like plant, only basal leaves
    Rosette looks similar to Dandelion



Rush Skeletonweed


Russian Knapweed   
Pink or purple flowers
    Underground rhizomes
    Perennial



Russian Knapweed


Tree of heaven   
Looks similar to Sumac
    Has "hooks" on base of leaves
    Resprouts vigorously when cut



   Tree-of-Heaven








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