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Noxious & Invasive Species

The County Noxious Weed Control Board is charged with ensuring the control of Noxious weeds in the County. The Weed Board office is located in the courthouse annex, south of the courthouse.

Come in and see either Sharon Sorby, Coordinator or Loretta Nichols, Office Manager/Field Inspector for any questions that you may have regarding weeds or plants that you would like identified. You can also contact them at (509) 447-2402

For the 2013 Pend Oreille County Noxious Weed list come in and pick up a copy, or you can download it by clicking on the link below:

Queen-Anne's-LaceNoxious Weed Control Board

The Pend Oreille County Noxious Weed Control Board is charged with ensuring the control of noxious weeds present in Pend Oreille County.*Powerpoint presentations from the 2013 Weeds, Neighbors & Cinnamon Rolls clinic held on Saturday March 23rd are available on our Facebook page: Please “LIKE” our page for updates on our board meetings, clinics and educational opportunities we will be offering throughout the year.

Weed Of The Month
The Noxious weed picture above is called Daucus Carota, Queen Anne’s Lace is a common plant in dry fields, ditches, and open areas. It was introduced from Europe, and the carrots that we eat today were once cultivated from this plant. It visually resembles Poison Hemlock, however it’s root smells like carrot, an it often has a small single red flower in its center. Queen Anne’s Lace seed resides in the soil for 3 to 5 years, and is clasified as a Class C noxious weed in Washington State.Queen Anne’s Lace grows up to four feet tall. Its leaves are two to eight inches long and fern-like. This plant is best known for its flowers, which are tiny and white, blooming in lacy, flat-topped clusters. Each little flower has a dark, purplish center.The fruits of Queen Anne’s Lace are spiky, and they curl inward to build a “birds’ nest” shape.

For more information please contact the Pend Oreille County Weed Board.

This plant blooms from May to October. It is abiennial plant, which means it lives for two years. It will spend the first year growing bigger, and then bloom the second year.

Contact Information
PO Box 5085 ❃ 418 South Scott Ave ❃ Newport WA ❃ 99156-5085
Phone (509)447.2402 ❃ Fax (509)447.6477 ❃ Email

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