Rush Skeletonweed

Chondrilla juncea


Rush Skeletonweed - A perennial that grows 1-5 feet tall. It has a long slender taproot that can grow 7 feet in length.

Leaves: Basal leaves are lobed and slightly curved towards the leaf base. The stems have very few leaves that are smaller and have smooth edges.

Flowers: Flowers bloom from July-September. Flowers consist of many yellow ray flowers and are either single or clustered. They are about 1/2 inch in diameter with green bracts (scales) underneath.

Habitat: Can be found in pastures, rangeland, cropland, roadsides, open and disturbed areas.

Weed Classification: B Designate

Why is it a Noxious Weed?

Rush Skeletonweed can invade irrigated lands, wheat fields, and rangelands, where it displaces native vegetation.

This plant can spread fast and can be difficult to identify. Please let us know if you need any assistance with control or identification!

WA State Noxious Weed Control Board

PNW Pest Management Handbook

UC Davis Weed Report