Prohibited Noxious Weed Seeds

These species are not allowed in seed lots sold in Kentucky because these weeds are highly destructive and difficult to control. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Common Name Scientific Name
Canada Thistle Cirsium arvense
Johnsongrass Sorghum halepense
Sorghum almum

(and perennial derivatives of these species)
Quackgrass Elytrigia repens
(Agropyron repens)
Balloonvine Cardiospernum halicacabum
Purple Moonflower Ipomoea turbinata

Restricted Noxious Weed Seeds

These weed seeds are objectionable in Kentucky, but can be controlled using conventional methods.
Seed lots which excede the number allowed per pound or contain more than a sum total of 480 noxious weed seed per pound cannot be sold in Kentucky.

Common Name Scientific Name Number Allowed per Pound
Annual Bluegrasss Poa annua 256
Buckhorn Plantain Plantago lanceolata 304
Quackgrass Agrostemma githago 192
Dodder Cuscuta spp. 192
Giant Foxtail Setaria faberii 192
Oxeye Daisy Chrysanthemum leucanthemum 256
Sorrel Rumex acetosella 256
Wild Onion/Wild Garlic Allium spp. 96