Mediterranean Sage – Invasive Weed

“Invasive Weeds” are non-native plants that crowd our native and desirable species important to Warm Springs People and Wildlife.

Mediterranean Sage invades pastures and rangeland.  It is non-palatable and it will outcompete beneficial forage plants.  The plant can reach 3 feet tall and has a stout taproot.  It reproduces by seed and acts like a tumbleweed to disperse it’s seeds by stalks breaking off and being blown in the wind.  Plants may be dug out.  Mowing late in the season will spread the seeds.

To learn more about controlling invasive weeds like Mediterranean Sage – you can contact these local resources:  Suzie Miller at the Warm Springs Branch of Natural Resources (541-553-2007, [email protected]), Terry Stradley at the Warm Springs Branch of Natural Resources (541-553-2009, [email protected]), Todd Shockney at the Jefferson County Noxious Weed Department (541-475-4459 ext. 5325), Scott Duggan, Oregon State University Warm Springs Extension (541-553-3238,  [email protected])