- Record the plant’s location as exactly as you can (GPS coordinates, if possible), the date you saw it, and an estimate of how many there were. Include the site’s landowner or manager, if known.
- Take some identifying photos, especially clear closeups of flowers and/or leaves from different angles.
- If you take a sample, place it immediately into a sealed bag.
- To avoid spreading the plant, check your clothing and shoes thoroughly before leaving the area, and remove and bag all traces of seeds.
- Report the find immediately to .
We’ll take it to the next essential steps: Rapid Response
- Confirming the species involved and possibly field checking and mapping the colony.
- Alerting the appropriate land manager and/or stewardship group and facilitating the response.
- The removal may be done by the land manager's staff and/or stewardship program, and/or via a contractor, and/or by an OC-CNPS-organized Weed Pull.
- On-going management may also be established.
OC’s native plants, and their lands’ managers, thank you!
Invasive Plant Identification
If you are uncertain about a weed identification please send
OC-CNPS Early Detection Training
Orange County CNPS training for early
detection of high priority non-native invasive plants
Focused training for volunteers, land managers, stewardship groups, agency staff and others
Extensive classroom instruction by CNPS experts, with optional Calflora training
Detailed identification of Orange County’s highest priority invasive plant species
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