Click on this link to find out how to control Noxious Weeds of Ward County.
To view a picture of each weed, click on the name below:
- Absinth Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium L.)
- Salt Cedar (Tamarisk ramosissima spp.)
- Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia esula L.)
- Diffuse Knapweed (Centaurea diffusa Lam.)
- Canada Thistle Toadflax (Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop.)
- Musk Thistle (Carduus Nutans L.)
- Dalmatian Toadflax (Linaria genistifolia spp. dalmatica)
- Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria L., Lythrum virgatum L. and all cultivars)
- Russian Knapweed (Centaurea repens L.)
- Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea maculosa Lam.)
- Yellow Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris L.)
Weeds that are considered noxious in Ward County in addition to the State listed noxious weeds:
- Scentless Chamomile (Anthemis arvensis L.)
- Houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale L.)
Options for Control of Noxious Weeds
Mowing of the noxious weeds would be considered a form of weed control. The problem with just mowing the weeds is that most of our noxious weeds are perennial plants and will have a very extensive root system on them. If these plants are only mowed, than the root system will have a chance to expand and create more weed problems in the future.
The use of livestock is another form of weed control. Most goats and sheep will be able to tolerate the noxious weeds. Cattle and horses seem to have trouble digesting these weeds correctly unless they have been raised eating these plants and are used to the taste of them.