NATIVE PLANTS-WEED MGMT
Gallatin Invasive Species Alliance Land Stewardship Guide
Wyoming Thistle Weed Guide: This is everything you wanted to know about thistle and more. The first section which is all about thistle and has extensive photos of the invasives is particularly useful since the non-native/invasive thistle that we have up here and spray for are the same.
In addition to the most common Invasive weeds that thrive in Antler Ridge and that you are probably all too familiar with (Oxeye Daisy, Thistle, Houndstongue, Hoary Alyssum) attached are photographs of other invasive weeks that we are finding in Antler Ridge this summer and that should be part of each homeowners hand weeding or spraying program. Invasive weeds are not native to the area and even though many of them (Campion, Oxeye Daisy, Yellow Toadflax) are really pretty, they grow aggressively and will eventually spread to crowd out/kill the native wildflowers. Two or three seasons of focus on eliminating them will result in native wildflowers returning to their natural habitat.
Photos of more obscure Native Wildflowers in Antler Ridge
Scorpion Weed (it looks like it should be an invasive)
Photos of Invasives
Campion, Curly Doc, Field Pepperweed 1, FP2, Poison Hemlock 1,PH2,PH3, (PH identifiable by dark brown/purplish spots of stem and parley like leaf) Prickly Lettuce, Yellow Toadflax, Wooly Mullen 1, WM2. (When spaying WM, use surfactant in mix and overspray) Yellow Sweet Clover
Nuisance weeds are like a scab...they are the first to arrive when the soil is bare , and work like a scab to protect the area, prevent erosion. Pull as the area they are in get healthier...as grass grows or other natives gain footing.
Photos of Nuisance
GISA posters on impact of Invasives