Exotic Pest Reporting
Utah State University Archive, Utah State University, Bugwood.org
Rush skeletonweed (Chondrilla juncea) is an invasive plant. It was first detected in Oregon in 1984.
Rush skeletonweed is a threat to irrigated lands and to the sandy soils of dry land wheat areas. It impacts the cattle industry when rush skeletonweed displaces native or beneficial forage species grazed by livestock and wildlife. Forage production is lowered when rush skeletonweed successfully outcompetes beneficial species for limited resources, particularly nitrogen.
Summaries of State Plant Protection Laws and Regulations
10/17/2016 - APHIS Posts New Weed Risk Assessments