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Weeds of California
109 records returned

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Cal-IPC California Invasive Plant Council. California Invasive Plant Inventory. Cal-IPC Publication 2006-02 (1 February 2007). California Invasive Plant Council, Berkeley, California.

 

Symbol Common Name
Scientific Name
Native Status*

BRTO
African mustard
Brassica tournefortii

L48 (I)

SAMO5
African payal
Salvinia molesta

L48 (I), HI (I)

RICO3
agaliya
Ricinus communis

(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)

SCAR7
FEAR3
Alta fescue
Schedonorus arundinaceus
Festuca arundinacea

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

SCMO
American pepper
Schinus molle

L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)

COJU2
Andean pampas grass
Cortaderia jubata

L48 (I), HI (I)

LOPEM2
annual ryegrass
Lolium perenne ssp. multiflorum

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)

SCAR
Arabian schismus
Schismus arabicus

L48 (I)

CYCA
artichoke thistle
Cynara cardunculus

L48 (I)

BRTO
Asian mustard
Brassica tournefortii

L48 (I)

SPAL
Atlantic cordgrass
Spartina alterniflora

L48 (N), CAN (N)

ERGL11
ERGL8
Australian fireweed
Erechtites glomeratus
Erechtites glomerata

L48 (I)

ERMI8
ERMI6
Australian fireweed
Erechtites minimus
Erechtites minima

L48 (I)

ATSE
Australian saltbush
Atriplex semibaccata

L48 (I), HI (I)

AETR
barb goatgrass
Aegilops triuncialis

L48 (I)

AETR
barbed goatgrass
Aegilops triuncialis

L48 (I)

HAGL
barilla
Halogeton glomeratus

L48 (I)

CRVU2
bearded creeper
Crupina vulgaris

L48 (I)

BETR
bellardia
Bellardia trixago

L48 (I)

VETH
big taper
Verbascum thapsus

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

VIMA
bigleaf periwinkle
Vinca major

L48 (I), CAN (I)

ROPS
black locust
Robinia pseudoacacia

L48 (N), CAN (I)

BRNI
black mustard
Brassica nigra

(I), L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

EUGL
bluegum eucalyptus
Eucalyptus globulus

L48 (I), HI (I)

SAOF4
bouncing bet
Saponaria officinalis

L48 (I), CAN (I)

EGDE
Brazilian e
Egeria densa

L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (W)

SCTE
Brazilian pepper-tree
Schinus terebinthifolius

(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)

REMO2
bridal broom
Retama monosperma

L48 (I)

LELA2
broadleaved peppergrass
Lepidium latifolium

L48 (I), CAN (I)

CIVU
bull thistle
Cirsium vulgare

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

CIAR4
Californian thistle
Cirsium arvense

L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)

ALMA12
ALPS3
camelthorn
Alhagi maurorum
Alhagi pseudalhagi

L48 (I)

CIAR4
Canada thistle
Cirsium arvense

L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)

GEMO2
Cape broom
Genista monspessulana

L48 (I)

DEOD
cape ivy
Delairea odorata

L48 (I), HI (I)

ARCA45
Cape weed
Arctotheca calendula

L48 (I)

ARCA45
Capeweed
Arctotheca calendula

L48 (I)

CYCA
cardoon
Cynara cardunculus

L48 (I)

RICO3
castor bean
Ricinus communis

(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)

BRTE
cheatgrass
Bromus tectorum

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I)

TRSE6
SASE5
chicken tree
Triadica sebifera
Sapium sebiferum

L48 (I)

TRSE6
SASE5
Chinese tallow tree
Triadica sebifera
Sapium sebiferum

L48 (I)

TACH2
Chinese tamarisk
Tamarix chinensis

L48 (I)

SCTE
Christmas berry
Schinus terebinthifolius

(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)

COMA2
cigue maculee
Conium maculatum

L48 (I), CAN (I)

COMA2
cigue tachetee
Conium maculatum

L48 (I), CAN (I)

SCAR7
FEAR3
coarse fescue
Schedonorus arundinaceus
Festuca arundinacea

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

SPAN5
common cordgrass
Spartina anglica

L48 (I), CAN (I)

CRVU2
common crupina
Crupina vulgaris

L48 (I)

FICA
common fig
Ficus carica

(I), L48 (I), PR (I)

VETH
common mullein
Verbascum thapsus

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

HYPE
common St. John's wort
Hypericum perforatum

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

CIVU
common thistle
Cirsium vulgare

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

HOLA
common velvetgrass
Holcus lanatus

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I)

CAPY2
compact-headed thistle
Carduus pycnocephalus

L48 (I), HI (I)

CIAR4
creeping thistle
Cirsium arvense

L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)

AGAD2
crofton weed
Ageratina adenophora

L48 (I), HI (I)

POCR3
curly pondweed
Potamogeton crispus

L48 (I), CAN (I)

POCR3
curly-leaved pondweed
Potamogeton crispus

L48 (I), CAN (I)

COMA2
deadly hemlock
Conium maculatum

L48 (I), CAN (I)

SPDE2
denseflower cordgrass
Spartina densiflora

L48 (I)

BRTE
downy brome
Bromus tectorum

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I)

BRTE
early chess
Bromus tectorum

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I)

FICA
edible fig
Ficus carica

(I), L48 (I), PR (I)

ARDO4
elephant grass
Arundo donax

L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)

CYSC4
English broom
Cytisus scoparius

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

ILAQ80
English holly
Ilex aquifolium

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

HEHE
English ivy
Hedera helix

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

SCMO
escobilla
Schinus molle

L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)

MYSP2
Eurasian watermilfoil
Myriophyllum spicatum

L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)

AMAR4
European beachgrass
Ammophila arenaria

(I), L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

ROPS
false acacia
Robinia pseudoacacia

L48 (N), CAN (I)

SCMO
false pepper
Schinus molle

L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)

SCTE
faux poivrier
Schinus terebinthifolius

(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)

CIAR4
field thistle
Cirsium arvense

L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)

FICA
fiku
Ficus carica

(I), L48 (I), PR (I)

COPA14
firethorn
Cotoneaster pannosus

L48 (I), HI (I)

TACH2
five-stamen tamarisk
Tamarix chinensis

L48 (I)

BAHY
fivehook bassia
Bassia hyssopifolia

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

BAHY
fivehorn smotherweed
Bassia hyssopifolia

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

VETH
flannel plant
Verbascum thapsus

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

AVFA
flaxgrass
Avena fatua

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

EICR
floating water hyacinth
Eichhornia crassipes

(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (W)

TRSE6
SASE5
Florida aspen
Triadica sebifera
Sapium sebiferum

L48 (I)

HYVE3
Florida elodea
Hydrilla verticillata

L48 (I)

SCTE
Florida holly
Schinus terebinthifolius

(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)

PESE3
fountaingrass
Pennisetum setaceum

L48 (I), HI (I)

BRRU2
foxtail brome
Bromus rubens

L48 (I), HI (I)

ONAL5
foxtail restharrow
Ononis alopecuroides

L48 (I)

CAED3
freeway iceplant
Carpobrotus edulis

L48 (I)

GEMO2
French broom
Genista monspessulana

L48 (I)

TAGA
French tamarisk
Tamarix gallica

L48 (I), PR (I)

ULEU
furze
Ulex europaeus

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

DEOD
German ivy
Delairea odorata

L48 (I), HI (I)

ARDO4
giant reed
Arundo donax

L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)

SAMO5
giant salvinia
Salvinia molesta

L48 (I), HI (I)

CADR
globed-podded hoarycress
Cardaria draba

L48 (I), CAN (I)

ULEU
gorse
Ulex europaeus

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

HAGL
halogeton
Halogeton glomeratus

L48 (I)

PHAQ
Hardinggrass
Phalaris aquatica

L48 (I), HI (I)

RUAR9
RUDI2
Himalayan blackberry
Rubus armeniacus
Rubus discolor

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

CACH42
CACH10
hoary cress
Cardaria chalepensis
Cardaria chalapensis

L48 (I), CAN (I)

CADR
hoary cress
Cardaria draba

L48 (I), CAN (I)

CAED3
Hottentot fig
Carpobrotus edulis

L48 (I)

HYVE3
hydrilla
Hydrilla verticillata

L48 (I)

MECR3
ice plant
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum

L48 (I)

DEOD
Italian ivy
Delairea odorata

L48 (I), HI (I)

LOPEM2
Italian ryegrass
Lolium perenne ssp. multiflorum

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)

CAPY2
Italian thistle
Carduus pycnocephalus

L48 (I), HI (I)

EICR
jacinthe d'eau
Eichhornia crassipes

(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (W)

EICR
jacinto de agua
Eichhornia crassipes

(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (W)

SAMO5
kariba weed
Salvinia molesta

L48 (I), HI (I)

HYPE
Klamathweed
Hypericum perforatum

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

RICO3
lama palagi
Ricinus communis

(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)

VIMA
large periwinkle
Vinca major

L48 (I), CAN (I)

EUES
leafy spurge
Euphorbia esula

L48 (I), CAN (I)

CACH42
CACH10
lens-podded hoary whitetop
Cardaria chalepensis
Cardaria chalapensis

L48 (I), CAN (I)

HEPE8
licorice plant
Helichrysum petiolare

L48 (I)

EICR
lirio acuatico
Eichhornia crassipes

(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (W)

CEME2
Malta starthistle
Centaurea melitensis

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

CEME2
Maltese star thistle
Centaurea melitensis

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

RICO3
maskerekur
Ricinus communis

(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)

EICR
mbekambekairanga
Eichhornia crassipes

(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (W)

SCAR
Mediterranean grass
Schismus arabicus

L48 (I)

SCBA
Mediterranean grass
Schismus barbatus

L48 (I)

TACA8
medusahead
Taeniatherum caput-medusae

L48 (I)

TACA8
medusahead rye
Taeniatherum caput-medusae

L48 (I)

AGAD2
Mexican devil
Ageratina adenophora

L48 (I), HI (I)

BRTE
military grass
Bromus tectorum

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I)

COLA18
milkflower cotoneaster
Cotoneaster lacteus

L48 (I)

SCMO
molle del Peru
Schinus molle

L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)

GEMO2
Montpellier broom
Genista monspessulana

L48 (I)

MYLA5
myoporum
Myoporum laetum

L48 (I)

MYSP2
myriophylle en epi
Myriophyllum spicatum

L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)

COPU18
narrow-leaved iceplant
Conicosia pugioniformis

L48 (I)

AVFA
oatgrass
Avena fatua

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

ELAN
oleaster
Elaeagnus angustifolia

L48 (I), CAN (I)

OLEU
olive
Olea europaea

L48 (I), HI (I)

LEVU
oxeye daisy
Leucanthemum vulgare

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

IRPS
paleyellow iris
Iris pseudacorus

L48 (I), CAN (I)

COSE4
pampas grass
Cortaderia selloana

L48 (I)

COJU2
pampasgrass
Cortaderia jubata

L48 (I), HI (I)

EHER
panic veldt grass
Ehrharta erecta

L48 (I), HI (I)

MYAQ2
parrot feather
Myriophyllum aquaticum

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

MEPU
pennyroyal
Mentha pulegium

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

SCMO
pepper tree
Schinus molle

L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)

CACH42
CACH10
peppergrass
Cardaria chalepensis
Cardaria chalapensis

L48 (I), CAN (I)

CADR
peppergrass
Cardaria draba

L48 (I), CAN (I)

MEPU
peppermint
Mentha pulegium

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

LELA2
perennial pepperweed
Lepidium latifolium

L48 (I), CAN (I)

EHCA
perennial veldt grass
Ehrharta calycina

L48 (I), HI (I)

VIMA
periwinkle
Vinca major

L48 (I), CAN (I)

SCMO
Peruvian peppertree
Schinus molle

L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)

FICA
piku
Ficus carica

(I), L48 (I), PR (I)

COMA2
poison hemlock
Conium maculatum

L48 (I), CAN (I)

COMA2
poison parsley
Conium maculatum

L48 (I), CAN (I)

TRSE6
SASE5
popcorn tree
Triadica sebifera
Sapium sebiferum

L48 (I)

CYST7
Portugese broom
Cytisus striatus

L48 (I)

BRDI2
purple false brome
Brachypodium distachyon

L48 (I), HI (I)

LYSA2
purple loosestrife
Lythrum salicaria

L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

LYSA2
purple lythrum
Lythrum salicaria

L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

COJU2
purple pampasgrass
Cortaderia jubata

L48 (I), HI (I)

SEJA
ragwort
Senecio jacobaea

L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

LYSA2
rainbow weed
Lythrum salicaria

L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

SEPU7
rattelbox
Sesbania punicea

L48 (I)

BRRU2
red brome
Bromus rubens

L48 (I), HI (I)

SCAR7
FEAR3
reed fescue
Schedonorus arundinaceus
Festuca arundinacea

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

BRDI3
ripgut brome
Bromus diandrus

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

COPU18
roundleaf iceplant
Conicosia pugioniformis

L48 (I)

ELAN
Russian olive
Elaeagnus angustifolia

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LYSA2
salicaire
Lythrum salicaria

L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

SPPA
salt meadow cordgrass
Spartina patens

L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N), CAN (N)

TACH2
saltcedar
Tamarix chinensis

L48 (I)

TAGA
saltcedar
Tamarix gallica

L48 (I), PR (I)

TAPA4
saltcedar
Tamarix parviflora

L48 (I)

TARA
saltcedar
Tamarix ramosissima

L48 (I)

SAMO5
salvinia
Salvinia molesta

L48 (I), HI (I)

CYSC4
Scotch broom
Cytisus scoparius

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

COJU2
selloa pampasgrass
Cortaderia jubata

L48 (I), HI (I)

BRNI
shortpod mustard
Brassica nigra

(I), L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

COSE4
silver pampas grass
Cortaderia selloana

L48 (I)

COPA14
silverleaf cotoneaster
Cotoneaster pannosus

L48 (I), HI (I)

CRMO3
singleseed hawthorn
Crataegus monogyna

L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)

AVBA
slender oat
Avena barbata

L48 (I), HI (I)

AVBA
slender wildoat
Avena barbata

L48 (I), HI (I)

TAPA4
smallflower tamarisk
Tamarix parviflora

L48 (I)

SPAL
smooth cordgrass
Spartina alterniflora

L48 (N), CAN (N)

BAHY
smother weed
Bassia hyssopifolia

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

SAOF4
soapwort
Saponaria officinalis

L48 (I), CAN (I)

EGDE
South American waterweed
Egeria densa

L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (W)

SPJU2
Spanish broom
Spartium junceum

L48 (I), HI (I)

CIVU
spear thistle
Cirsium vulgare

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

LYSA2
spiked loosestrife
Lythrum salicaria

L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

MYSP2
spiked water milfoil
Myriophyllum spicatum

L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)

CEME2
spotted knapweed
Centaurea melitensis

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

CESTM
CEMA4
spotted knapweed
Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos
Centaurea maculosa

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

EUES
spurge
Euphorbia esula

L48 (I), CAN (I)

HYPE
St. John's wort
Hypericum perforatum

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

EGDE
State
Egeria densa

L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (W)

SAOF4
sweet Betty
Saponaria officinalis

L48 (I), CAN (I)

FOVU
sweet fennel
Foeniculum vulgare

L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (I)

SCAR7
FEAR3
tall fescue
Schedonorus arundinaceus
Festuca arundinacea

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

LELA2
tall whitetop
Lepidium latifolium

L48 (I), CAN (I)

TACH2
tamarisk
Tamarix chinensis

L48 (I)

TAGA
tamarisk
Tamarix gallica

L48 (I), PR (I)

TAPA4
tamarisk
Tamarix parviflora

L48 (I)

TARA
tamarisk
Tamarix ramosissima

L48 (I)

TACH2
tamarix
Tamarix chinensis

L48 (I)

TAGA
tamarix
Tamarix gallica

L48 (I), PR (I)

TAPA4
tamarix
Tamarix parviflora

L48 (I)

TARA
tamarix
Tamarix ramosissima

L48 (I)

SEJA
tansy ragwort
Senecio jacobaea

L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

BRTE
thatch bromegrass
Bromus tectorum

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I)

CEME2
tocalote
Centaurea melitensis

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

RICO3
toto ni vavalagi
Ricinus communis

(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)

AIAL
tree-of-heaven
Ailanthus altissima

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

RICO3
uluchula skoki
Ricinus communis

(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)

COSE4
Uruguayan pampasgrass
Cortaderia selloana

L48 (I)

TRSE6
SASE5
vegetable tallow
Triadica sebifera
Sapium sebiferum

L48 (I)

EHCA
veldtgrass
Ehrharta calycina

L48 (I), HI (I)

VETH
velvet dock
Verbascum thapsus

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

VETH
velvet plant
Verbascum thapsus

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

HOLA
velvetgrass
Holcus lanatus

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I)

LELA2
Virginia pepperweed
Lepidium latifolium

L48 (I), CAN (I)

SCTE
warui
Schinus terebinthifolius

(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)

SAMO5
water fern
Salvinia molesta

L48 (I), HI (I)

EICR
water hyacinth
Eichhornia crassipes

(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (W)

HYVE3
water thyme
Hydrilla verticillata

L48 (I)

MYAQ2
watermilfoil
Myriophyllum aquaticum

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

SPJU2
weaver's broom
Spartium junceum

L48 (I), HI (I)

AVFA
wheat oats
Avena fatua

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

ULEU
whin
Ulex europaeus

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

TRSE6
SASE5
white wax berry
Triadica sebifera
Sapium sebiferum

L48 (I)

CACH42
CACH10
whitetop
Cardaria chalepensis
Cardaria chalapensis

L48 (I), CAN (I)

CADR
whitetop
Cardaria draba

L48 (I), CAN (I)

CACH42
CACH10
whiteweed
Cardaria chalepensis
Cardaria chalapensis

L48 (I), CAN (I)

CADR
whiteweed
Cardaria draba

L48 (I), CAN (I)

CYCA
wild artichoke
Cynara cardunculus

L48 (I)

AVFA
wild oats
Avena fatua

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

BRTO
wild turnip
Brassica tournefortii

L48 (I)

VETH
woolly mullein
Verbascum thapsus

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

LUAR
yellow bush lupine
Lupinus arboreus

L48 (N), CAN (I)

IRPS
yellow flag
Iris pseudacorus

L48 (I), CAN (I)

ROPS
yellow locust
Robinia pseudoacacia

L48 (N), CAN (I)

CESO3
yellow starthistle
Centaurea solstitialis

L48 (I), CAN (I)

HOLA
Yorkshire fog
Holcus lanatus

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I)
 
   
*CodeNative Status
I Introduced
N Native
W Waif

*CodeNative Status Jurisdiction
None
L48 Lower 48 States
AK Alaska
HI Hawaii
PR Puerto Rico
VI Virgin Islands
CAN Canada
GL Greenland
SPM St. Pierre and Miquelon

 

Time Generated: 11/27/2014 01:33 AM MST