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New species added to the Weed Control Act regulation

New species added to the Weed Control Act regulation
Executive Director - Mon Sep 05, 2011 @ 01:11PM
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An Order in Council (OIC) by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations that has added 18 species (below) as provincial noxious under the Weed Control Act Regulation (Schedule A, Part I) was recently approved.

These species are currently limited in extent in the province, are significant threats, and have been requested as additions by various stakeholders/land managers and local governments:

  • Chervil, Bur (Anthriscus caucalis)
  • Common Reed (Phragmites australis subsp. australis)
  • Cordgrass, Dense flower (Spartina densiflora)
  • Cordgrass, Salt Meadow (Spartina patens)
  • Cordgrass, Smooth (Spartina alterniflora)
  • Cordgrass, Common (Spartina anglica)
  • Flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus)
  • Giant Mannagrass/Reed Sweetgrass (Glyceria maxima)
  • Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
  • Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum)
  • Knotweed, Bohemian (Fallopia bohemica)
  • Knotweed, Giant (Fallopia sachalinensis)
  • Knotweed, Himalayan (Polygonum polystachyum)
  • Knotweed, Japanese (Fallopia japonica)
  • Loosestrife, Purple (Lythrum salicaria)
  • North African Grass (Ventenata dubia)
  • Thistle, Milk (Silybum marianum)
  • Yellow flag Iris (Iris pseudacorus)


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