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What weeds are on the "noxious weeds list" for Illinois?

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IL Noxious Weeds Rules

Section 220.60

Noxious Weeds -- Illinois

The following plants within the sovereign territory of the State of Illinois are designated and declared noxiousweeds:

a) Marihuana (Cannabis sativa L.);

b) Giant Ragweed (Ambrosia trifida L.) within the corporate limits of cities, villages, and incorporated towns;

c) Common Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.) within the corporate limits of cities, villages, and incorporated towns;

d) Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense);

e) Perennial Sowthistle (Sonchus arvensis);

f) Musk Thistle (Carduus nutans);

g) Perennial members of the sorghum genus, including johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense),sorghum almum, and other johnsongrass X sorghum crosses with rhizomes; and

h) Kudzu (Pueraria labata).

(Source: Amended at 26 Ill. Reg. 14644, effective September 23, 2002)

Interpretation
For identification aids, see the IL noxious weeds list at the USDA Plants database.
Related Glossary Terms
noxious weed
"Noxious weed" means any plant which is determined by the Director, the Dean of the College of Agriculture of the University of Illinois and the Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Illinois, to be injurious to public health, crops, livestock, land or other property.

Section 220.210

Noxious weeds capable of spreading through articles

The following noxious weeds are designated as being capable of dissemination through articles as outlined in Section 220.220:

a) Marihuana (Cannabis sativa L.);

b) Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense);

c) Perennial Sowthistle (Sonchus arvensis);

d) Musk Thistle (Carduus nutans);

e) Perennial members of the sorghum genus, including johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense), sorghum almum, and other johnsongrass X sorghum crosses with rhizomes; and

f) Kudzu (Pueraria lobata).

(Source: Amended at 26 Ill. Reg. 14644, effective September 23, 2002)

Interpretation
Note that all but a couple of the weeds on the noxious list are also in the list of those that can be "disseminated" or spread through various methods under the control of the land operator.

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