Why say No to noxious weeds?
- Spiny weeds poke through clothes and make trails and streams unpleasant and inaccessible.
- Weeds decrease property values.
- Some weeds are poisonous to livestock and costly for farmers and ranchers to remove, which in turn drives up food prices.
- Some weeds are highly flammable.
- Weeds choke out native plant species.
- Noxious weeds grow rapidly and consume high amounts of water and nutrients, making it difficult for native plants to survive.
Pick a Lasting Solution! Some weeds can be pulled, dug, or cut, and they’ll die. Others respond to pulling by sending up many new shoots from root fragments left in the soil. Learn which are ok to pull, and which need to be disposed of by other means.
- Musk thistle
- Puncturevine (goatheads)
- Scotch thistle
- Yellow starthistle
- Canada thistle
- Hoary cress
- Russian knapweed
- Tall whitetop
Invasive weeds are a large problem here in the Truckee Meadows. Consult our knowledgeable partners at the Truckee Meadows Weed Coordinating Group and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension for expert advice and detailed information.