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Pend Oreille County Weed Board

The Pend Oreille County Weed Board is charged by Washington state law with the cooperative control and management of noxious weeds. Read more about this law RCW 17.10.170. Through education, outreach and management measures, the board protects the Pend Oreille county ecosystem for everyone’s use and economic benefit.

Weed Board is available for consultation Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 8am-4:30pm. Come in 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

Download a free digital version of the 2022 Pend Oreille County Noxious Weed List or scroll through a Weed Identification and Management Presentation by Loretta Nichols.

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 classified 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 a biennial plant, which means it lives for two years. It will spend the first year growing bigger, and then bloom the second year.

Pend Oreille County Weed Board

227 South Garden Avenue
PO Box 5085
Newport, WA  99156
(509) 447-2402