Noxious Weed Identification
Here are several indicators that you might be dealing with noxious weeds…
Do you have noxious weeds on your property or not? That is a common (and wise) question. Over time, noxious weed infestations reduce the productivity of your land, increase wildfire potential, reduce stability of banks along streams and rivers and can even impact insects and birds which are important pollinators for our wild and cultivated plants.
The Most Abundant Noxious Weed Species in Powell County
(see page 5 of the Powell County Vegetation Management Plan lists noxious weed species by abundance-here)
Our Newest Invader--Black Henbane
We Can Help!
Feel free to bring in a plant sample (root, stem and blossoms if possible, in good condition) and we’ll help you identify your plants of concern. Our office is located on the south side of the fairgrounds between the county shop and the animal shelter. Please call ahead to make sure someone will be in the office to assist you especially during the busy field season: (406) 846-3348.
If you prefer, you can “surf the net” from the comfort of your home and find answers online! Here are two excellent Montana related websites that provide noxious weed identification photos and descriptions:
Montana Extension Service