LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) —
The Nebraska list of noxious weeds has grown to 12 with the addition of
Agriculture Department Director Greg Ibach says the weed
poses a threat to native ranges and pasture. He says it can reduce or
even eliminate native grasses, affecting the quality and quantity of
pasture for livestock.
The designation took effect this week.
lespedeza is a perennial found in grasslands and pastures as well as
along roadsides and drainage areas. It's mainly found in southeast
The other 11 plants on the list of noxious weeds are
Canada thistle, leafy spurge, musk thistle, plumeless thistle, purple
loosestrife, spotted knapweed, diffuse knapweed, saltcedar, phragmites,
Japanese knotweed and giant knotweed.