Non-native plants are a pervasive problem in Summit County and across Utah.
Unless properly identified and erradicated, this group of "bullies" pose agricultural hazards, draw heavily from our limited water sources, choke out native and beneficial plants, and invade our much-needed wildlife habitat.
The Top 5 "Most Wanted" Weeds:
- Garlic Mustard
- Yellow Star Thistle
- Dyers Woad
- Leafy Spurge
Tamarisk with flowers. All photos linked to source.
Visit the Summit County Weed Department website for more information. Download their booklet for identification and control tips. You may also contact the Summit County Weed Department at 435-336-3979.
Below: Leafy Spurge; Right: Yellow Star Thistle; Bottom Right: Garlic Mustard