Non-Native Invasive Plants of Arizona
PRODUCED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION, AND CONSERVATION DISTRICTS AND RC&D AREAS OF ARIZONA
The noxious weed problem in the western United States has been described as, a biological forest fire racing beyond control because no one wants to be fire boss. Indeed, when small weed infestations are left unchecked, they can grow exponentially and spread across the land much like a slow-moving biological wildfire. However, land consumed by fire usually recovers and is often more productive than before the fire occurred. On the other hand, land consumed by noxious weeds may be irreversibly changed and never again reach its full biological potential.
Revised 10/2019 , Reviewed 12/2016, First Edition Published 2001