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weeds with big seed pods

1. Top priority: eradicate before seeds disperse

First up, weeds already going to seed or getting close. Catch them now before seeds disperse!

Below are some of the top regulated noxious weeds to keep an eye out for this month. Please let us know if you see one of these high-priority invasive plants, so we can make sure they’re controlled or eradicated in time! [Click here to go to the King County Noxious Weed List for the whole list!] Report locations and share photos with us easily on our new and improved Report a Weed online form.

If you’ve made it outside on a recent sunny day, you’ve probably noticed the abundance of flowers blooming in gardens, parks, forests, and throughout King County right now. Unfortunately, the noxious weeds are out there, too—many of them bolting, flowering, and even going to seed already.

Many garlic mustard plants in King County are going to seed. Note the long, skinny seed pods on this one.

Ok, I’ve check this site and others trying to find out what this thing is before i cut everything down. about a month ago this vine blumed and had huge clusters of small white flowers that i could swear smelled like jasmin? i mean just like it. Anyway, I let it run its course. Now there are dozens of large (plum sized) green hairy, not stiff spines. it seems there are 4 HUGE seeds in each one of these that drop out the bottom when it matures. Thery are very dark chocolate in color, flat and fairly large. ANY thoughts. the smell of these flowers was fantastic and it nothing I planted? All the posts i see are for things in the milkthislte family, but the pods are not right. and in very cold and wet valley area in PA??

Picture would help in identification,
From your description, — compare with Echinocystis lobata.

tyrlych