Spraying for Noxious Weeds

Residential ISD

Spraying for Noxious Weeds

The road easements within the residential areas of Teton Village and Granite Ridge are sprayed each July for noxious weeds.  Property owners are responsible for controlling noxious weeds on their property.

Property owners are asked to be weed aware.  Noxious weeds have long been recognized as a problem in agriculture, and now they are receiving attention for the threat they pose to wildlife, native plant communities, and scenic landscapes.  For further information on identification and control of these and other weed problems, contact the Teton County Weed & Pest District at www.tcweed.org or phone (307) 733-8419.  Resources are available to assist local property owners.

NOXIOUS WEEDS TO WATCH FOR

Yellow Toadflax

Yellow Toadflax:  Linaria vulgaris, or Yellow Toadflax, is also a common perennial that you might find in your back yard.  These plants can be identified by their yellow color, often resembling snapdragons, and grow to be 1-3’ tall.  Yellow Toadflax contains a poisonous glucoside that can harm wildlife.  It aggressively forms colonies from creeping root systems, pushing out native grasses and other perennials.  Chemical control and digging the plant out from the roots are the best means of control, while mowing is found to do very little.

 

 

 

Meadow KnapweedMeadow Knapweed:  Centaurea jacea¸or Meadow Knapweed, is easily identifiable by its large pink flowers and a height up to about 3.5’ tall.  This weed displaces native vegetation and can render land unfit for wildlife.  The key to Meadow Knapweed control is early detection and prevention.  Look for it in early July.  They have a large root that is difficult to pull so roto-tilling or plowing will be a better choice over pulling the flower.  Note that mowing will not control knapweed effectively. Herbicides are usually the best method to control large or established infestations in areas that cannot be tilled.

 

 

 

Oxeye Daisy

Oxeye Daisy:  Leucanthemum vulgare, or Oxeye Daisy, is often mistaken for a common white daisy.  It is a short-lived perennial originally brought here from Europe.  It can be identified by its white petals and yellow centers, and their stiff upright stems (up to 3’ tall).  The Oxeye Daisy requires cold winters, like those in Teton County, to initiate blooming.  These weeds crowd other plants and can produce up to 26,000 seeds per plant.  In addition, these Daisies are resistant to many herbicides.  The best way to rid your garden or lawn of the Oxeye Daisy is to dig it out from the roots.

 

 

 

St Johns Wort

St. John’s Wort:  Hypericum perforatum, or St. John’s Wort, though commonly recommended for a wide range of medical conditions (most commonly depression), is another noxious weed to look out for.  This weed spreads easily to new sites and can cause various health issues for wildlife.  It is an upright perennial that typically grows 1-2.5’ in height.  Its yellow flower has 5 petals with tiny black dots on the margins.  Pulling St. John’s Wort should only be considered for new or small infestation sites, while herbicide control and the Klamath weed beetles offer the best control of the plant.

 

 

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