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4.5.203    CATEGORY 2

(1) Category 2 noxious weeds have recently been introduced into the state or are rapidly spreading from their current infestation sites. These weeds are capable of rapid spread and invasion of lands, rendering lands unfit for beneficial uses. Management criteria includes awareness and education, monitoring and containment of known infestations and eradication where possible.

(2) The following are designated as category 2 noxious weeds:

(a) Purple loosestrife or lythrum (Lythrum salicaria, L. virgatum, and any hybrid crosses thereof);

(b) Tansy ragwort (Senecio jacobaea L.);

(c) Meadow hawkweed complex (Hieracium pratense, H. floribundum, H. piloselloides);

(d) Orange hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum L.);

(e) Tall buttercup (Ranunculus acris L.);

(f) Tamarisk (saltcedar) (Tamarix spp.);

(g) Perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium);

(h) Blueweed (Echium vulgare);

(i) Rush skeletonweed (Chondrilla juncee); and

(j) Yellow flag iris (Iris pseudacorus).


History: 7-22-2101, 80-7-802, MCA; IMP, 7-22-2101, MCA; NEW, 1986 MAR p. 337, Eff. 3/14/86; AMD, 1989 MAR p. 899, Eff. 7/14/89; AMD, 1991 MAR p. 511, Eff. 4/26/91; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 563, Eff. 3/18/94; AMD, 1998 MAR p. 1912, Eff. 7/17/98; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 451, Eff. 2/11/00; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 1272, Eff. 6/27/03; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 563, Eff. 3/28/08.

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