Noxious weeds are a danger to our environment and the economy. These introduced species cost the Puget Sound region millions of dollars in lost agricultural production, environmental degradation, and added maintenance costs. Once invasive plants spread to natural areas, they harm native plants and wildlife and can be impossible to eradicate.
Himalayan Blackberry (Photo credit: Susan Aldrich-Markham, OSU
Tansy Ragwort (Photo credit: Sasha Shaw, King County)
Poison Hemlock (Photo credit: Sasha Shaw, King County)
Tired of those weeds taking over your lawn? Well...if you can't beat 'em, eat 'em! Many of the troublesome weeds in your yard are edible and provide some terrific nutrients for your family.
Some weeds are actually good for you!
Dandelions have a vitamin A content higher than carrots! And they contain the best known source of lecithin, which may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and helps support liver function. For some recipes, view our Eat Your Weeds Recipe Cards (PDF).