Sahara mustard is an invasive non-native weed that is a significant threat to our desert plants and wildflowers. It is also a fire hazard. Use these resources to identify the plant to stop its spread.
July 2019 - MBCA has been part of an effort to get Saharan mustard designated as a top priority Target Weed for the Biologic Control Program of USDA-ARS in their 2020-2025 Project Plan. This letter making the request to the responsible agency leaders was signed by several Congressmembers including our California 8th District Congressman Paul Cook.
Here is a list of other invasive plants found around the Morongo Basin and in the Mojave Desert. Click each one to find a comprehensive guide on how to recognize and fight these invaders. Many thanks to Pat Flanagan for creating these very helpful guides.