Weeds and Invasive Plants
Yachats Most Wanted - Dead!
Some years ago we produced a brochure featuring the six worst weeds in Yachats. We still have printed copies available, but here is the pdf file if you would like to print your own. It is best printed on legal size paper and then folded. Most Wanted Weed Brochure
Some other bad weeds to be found in Yachats
The six most wanted are just the tip of the iceberg. But there are many other really bad weeds to be found around town. For a more comprehensive list of problem weeds, click here: more weeds
Special Shout Out - Scotch Broom
Scotch Broom is widespread on the Oregon Coast. Oregon State University extension recommends pulling small broom plants, with stem diameters less than half an inch. With larger plants, cutting the stem close to the ground should kill them. Weed wrenches can be used to pull broom plants, and are available for loan at City Hall. There are three sizes available; the medium size is usually the best option. The best time to deal with broom is in the spring, when the soil is still moist and soft. Also, the flowers make the plants highly visible at this time, and seed has not yet set.
Weed of the Month
See the Info Sheet for information on how to identify and manage the featured weed. Some weeds are presented in our original Most Wanted posters.
|Month||Weed Info Sheet||Poster|
|February||Yellow flag iris||-|