Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

Invasive Plants


Photo courtesy of Mike Heath.

Above: Cheatgrass over takes a field.

A few weeks ago I wrote about one of our more invasive species of grass, the dreaded Dalmatian Toadflax. While it is one of our greatest problems, it isn't the only one. Among the list of many plant species that are considered to be invasive there are two others that are at the top of the list with toadflax: cheatgrass and leafy spurge. I was prompted to cover these two plants for two main reasons. The first is the flyer sent out by Catherine Wissner, Laramie County Horticulturalist, to all Laramie County residents and second because the cheatgrass is going into its "purple" phase. Please r...

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