The official website for the States of Guernsey

weather iconFair or fine and cold.
5 day forecastTide timetables
Sign In

Noxious Weeds

Contact Us - States Analyst's Laboratory

Share this page

Noxious weeds can be either poisonous to humans or livestock (e.g. ragwort) or able to reproduce very rapidly to the detriment of other species (e.g. Spear Thistle).

The Noxious Weeds (Guernsey) Law, 1952 states that an occupier of land must not allow noxious weeds that are in flower or seed to grow on that land.

The noxious weeds specified in the law are Common Ragwort, Hemlock Water Dropwort, Spear Thistle, and Creeping Thistle.

A leaflet on noxious weeds is available to download. It contains information on the control of these plants.

The Agriculture, Countryside and Land Management Services may issue a notice requiring noxious weeds to be cleared.

Please contact us if you require further information on the identification and control of noxious weeds.

Useful Pages


Noxious Weeds Leaflet

Share this page

Add To Home

To add this page to the homescreen of your phone, go to the menu button and "Add to homescreen".

The menu button may look like
Three Dots or Box with an Arrow *some browsers' menu buttons may vary.