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Weed Spotlight – Perennial Pepperweed

Story and photos Tina Booton
Weed Division Supervisor, Weld County Public Works

Perennial pepperweed is a plant from the mustard family that spreads through its root system as well as from seed. An infested acre may produce over six billion seeds. The plant grows up to three feet with clusters of white flowers on the branch tips forming balls. This plant is also known as tall whitetop. The leaves are waxy. This plant is not readily grazed. The best control option includes the use of herbicides. For information on chemical options go to http://www.weldweeds.org and look at the B list species.