What are Noxious Weeds?
Noxious weeds are plants that the Kansas Legislature has declared to have a negative impact on agriculture, public health, the environment or the economy.
The weeds declared noxious are shown below. Click on the name below the image for more details about the weed.
Noxious Weeds currently found in Johnson County: Field bindweed, Johnsongrass, Musk thistle, Sericea lespedeza.
Impacts of Noxious Weeds
Weeds, including those declared noxious, impacted the U.S. economy by an estimated 55 billion dollars in 2012. Invasive species, including noxious weeds, are the #2 threat to native biodiversity, worldwide. Additionally, noxious and invasive weeds pose a threat to electrical utility reliability, municipal water sources and the safety of our food supply.