Noxious weeds are a danger to our environment and the economy. These introduced species cost the Puget Sound region millions of dollars in lost agricultural production, environmental degradation, and added maintenance costs. Once invasive plants spread to natural areas, they harm native plants and wildlife and can be impossible to eradicate.
Want to know how to identify, get rid of, and deter noxious weeds? Check out King County's Noxious Weed Control Program to learn how to deal with these unwelcome guests.
Below are photos of some of the most common noxious weeds. Click here to see photos of many more to identify them.