Identifying Weeds

Identifying Weeds

Pend Oreille County Weed Board Staff Identification

The Pend Oreille County Weed Board is charged by Washington state law with the cooperative control and management of noxious weeds. Through education, outreach and management measures, the board protects the Pend Oreille county ecosystem for everyone’s use and economic benefit. Weed Board offices are open and personnel in office available for consultation Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Check out these online resources we like to use when in the field: 


EDDMapS app logo available through Google Play or in the App Store

EDDMapS, the Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System app helps users find, map and track invasive species through photos, observations, and important information for identification. Launched in 2005 by the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia, it was originally designed as a tool for state Exotic Pest Plant Councils to develop more complete distribution data of invasive species, now easy to use for you! (EDDMapS. Available from Accessed 04/12/2024.).


iNaturalist logo and Seek by iNaturalist logo available as apps, find in Google Play, or download from the App Store

iNaturalist is owned by an independent non-profit organization, originating in partnership by the California Academy of Sciences and National Geographic Society. Snap pictures of plants and animals to compare to a database of observations, species information including plant descriptions, taxonomy, ecology including cultivation and uses, toxicity or invasive status, and further resources for continued learning (iNaturalist. Available from Accessed 04/12/2024.).

WA NWCB Weed Search

Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board

Search the Washington State Noxious Weed Board's weed database to identify the plant from over 140 noxious weeds known to be in Washington State