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Weeds of Kentucky and Adjacent States
141 records returned

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KY Haragan, P.D. Weeds of Kentucky and adjacent states: a field guide. The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

 

Symbol Scientific Name
Common Name
Native Status*
ABTH
 
 
 
 
Abutilon theophrasti
Indian mallow
butterprint
buttonweed
velvetleaf
L48 (I), CAN (I)
ACOS
 
 
Acalypha ostryifolia
hophornbeam copperleaf
pineland threeseed mercury
L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)
ACMI2
 
 
 
 
 
 
Achillea millefolium
bloodwort
carpenter's weed
common yarrow
hierba de las cortaduras
milfoil
plumajillo
L48 (NI), AK (N), HI (I), CAN (NI), GL (N), SPM (NI)
AGALA
EURU6
 
 
 
Ageratina altissima var. altissima
Eupatorium rugosum
richweed
snakeroot
white snakeroot
L48 (N), CAN (N)
ALVI
 
 
Allium vineale
field garlic
wild garlic
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
AMHY
 
 
Amaranthus hybridus
slim amaranth
smooth pigweed
L48 (N), HI (I), CAN (I)
AMSP
 
 
Amaranthus spinosus
spiny amaranth
spiny amaranthus
L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N), CAN (I)
AMAR2
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ambrosia artemisiifolia
Roman wormwood
annual ragweed
common ragweed
low ragweed
short ragweed
small ragweed
L48 (NI), HI (I), CAN (N)
ANAR
 
Anagallis arvensis
scarlet pimpernel
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (NI), GL (I)
ANVI2
 
 
Andropogon virginicus
broomsedge
yellow bluestem
L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), CAN (N)
ANCR2
 
Anoda cristata
spurred anoda
L48 (N), PR (N)
ANCO2
 
 
 
 
Anthemis cotula
dog fennel
mayweed
mayweed chamomile
stinkweed
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
APCA
 
 
 
 
Apocynum cannabinum
Indian hemp
common dogbane
dogbane
hemp dogbane
L48 (N), CAN (N)
ARTH
 
 
Arabidopsis thaliana
mouse-ear cress
mouseear cress
L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
ARMI2
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arctium minus
bardane
beggar's button
common burdock
lesser burdock
wild burdock
wild rhubarb
L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
ARAN3
 
Artemisia annua
annual wormwood
L48 (I), CAN (I)
ASSY
 
Asclepias syriaca
common milkweed
L48 (N), CAN (N)
BAVU
 
 
 
Barbarea vulgaris
garden yellow rocket
winter cress
yellow rocket
L48 (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
BIAR
 
 
Bidens aristosa
long-bracted beggar-ticks
tickseed sunflower
L48 (N), CAN (I)
BRAR5
BRJA
 
 
Bromus arvensis
Bromus japonicus
Japanese bromegrass
Japanese chess
L48 (I), CAN (I)
BUAR3
LIAR4
 
 
Buglossoides arvensis
Lithospermum arvense
corn gromwell
puccoon
L48 (I), CAN (I)
CASE13
 
 
 
 
 
 
Calystegia sepium
bearbind
devil's guts
hedge bindweed
hedgebell
old man's night cap
wild morning glory
L48 (NI), AK (I), CAN (N), SPM (I)
CARA2
 
 
Campsis radicans
cow-itch
trumpet creeper
L48 (N), CAN (N)
CABU2
 
Capsella bursa-pastoris
shepardspurse
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
CAHI3
 
Cardamine hirsuta
hairy bittercress
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
CAHA13
 
 
Cardiospermum halicacabum
balloonvine
love in a puff
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
CANU4
 
 
 
 
 
Carduus nutans
chardon penche
musk thistle
nodding plumeless thistle
nodding thistle
plumeless thistle
L48 (I), CAN (I)
CESTM
CEMA4
 
Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos
Centaurea maculosa
spotted knapweed
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
CEFO2
 
Cerastium fontanum
mouse-ear chickweed
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I?), SPM (I)
CHFAF
CAFA
 
 
 
Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata
Cassia fasciculata
partridge pea
showy partridgepea
sleepingplant
L48 (N)
CHNU9
 
Chamaesyce nutans
nodding spurge
L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N), CAN (N)
CHAL7
 
 
 
Chenopodium album
common lambsquarters
lambsquarters
white goosefoot
L48 (NI), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (NI), GL (I), SPM (I)
CIIN
 
 
 
 
Cichorium intybus
blue sailors
chicory
coffeeweed
succory
L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
CIDI
 
Cirsium discolor
field thistle
L48 (N), CAN (N)
COCO3
 
Commelina communis
Asiatic dayflower
L48 (I), CAN (I)
COMA2
 
 
 
 
 
Conium maculatum
cigue maculee
cigue tachetee
deadly hemlock
poison hemlock
poison parsley
L48 (I), CAN (I)
COCO13
EUCO6
 
Conoclinium coelestinum
Eupatorium coelestinum
blue mistflower
L48 (N), CAN (I?)
COAR4
 
 
 
 
 
 
Convolvulus arvensis
European bindweed
creeping jenny
field bindweed
morningglory
perennial morningglory
smallflowered morning glory
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
COCA5
 
 
 
Conyza canadensis
horseweed
horseweed fleabane
mares tail
L48 (N), AK (I), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)
CYLA
AMAL3
 
Cynanchum laeve
Ampelamus albidus
honeyvine milkweed
L48 (N), CAN (I)
CYDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cynodon dactylon
Bermudagrass
chiendent pied-de-poule
devilgrass
grama-seda
manienie
motie molulu
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (W), SPM (W)
CYES
 
 
Cyperus esculentus
yellow nutgrass
yellow nutsedge
L48 (NI), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (I)
DAST
 
 
 
 
 
 
Datura stramonium
Jamestown weed
jimsonweed
mad apple
moonflower
stinkwort
thorn apple
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (I)
DACA6
 
 
 
Daucus carota
Queen Anne's lace
bird's nest
wild carrot
L48 (I), PR (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
DISA
 
 
 
Digitaria sanguinalis
hairy crabgrass
large crabgrass
purple crabgrass
L48 (I), PR (I), CAN (I)
DITE2
 
Diodia teres
poorjoe
L48 (N)
DIFU2
 
 
 
Dipsacus fullonum
Fuller's teasel
common teasel
teasel
L48 (I), CAN (I)
DRVE2
 
Draba verna
spring Whitlowgrass
L48 (I), CAN (W)
ECCR
 
 
 
 
Echinochloa crus-galli
Japanese millet
barnyard grass
cockspur
watergrass
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (W), SPM (W)
ECPR
 
 
 
Eclipta prostrata
eclipta
false daisy
yerba de tago
L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N), CAN (N)
ELIN3
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eleusine indica
Indian goosegrass
crowsfoot grass
goosegrass
manienie ali'I
silver crabgrass
wiregrass
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (I)
ELRE4
AGRE2
 
 
 
Elymus repens
Agropyron repens
couchgrass
dog grass
quackgrass
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
ERAN
 
Erigeron annuus
annual fleabane
L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (I)
EUFI14
EUFI
 
 
Eutrochium fistulosum
Eupatorium fistulosum
Joe Pye weed
trumpetweed
L48 (N), CAN (N)
GAQU
 
 
 
Galinsoga quadriradiata
fringed quickweed
hairy galinsoga
shaggy soldier
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I)
GAAP2
 
 
 
 
 
 
Galium aparine
bedstraw
catchweed bedstraw
cleavers
cleaverwort
scarthgrass
white hedge
L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (I?), GL (I?)
GECA5
 
Geranium carolinianum
Carolina geranium
L48 (N), CAN (N)
GLHE2
 
 
 
 
Glechoma hederacea
creeping charlie
gill-over-the-ground
ground ivy
haymaids
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
HEAM
 
 
Helenium amarum
bitter sneezeweed
yellowdicks
L48 (N)
HITR
 
 
 
 
Hibiscus trionum
Venice mallow
bladder ketmia
flower-of-an-hour
rosemallow
L48 (I), CAN (I)
IPHE
 
 
 
Ipomoea hederacea
Mexican morningglory
entireleaf morningglory
ivyleaf morningglory
L48 (I), PR (N), VI (N), CAN (I)
IPLA
 
 
Ipomoea lacunosa
pitted morningglory
whitestar
L48 (N), CAN (W)
IPPA
 
 
Ipomoea pandurata
bigroot morningglory
man-of-the-earth
L48 (N), CAN (N)
IPPU2
 
 
Ipomoea purpurea
common morningglory
tall morningglory
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I)
IVAN2
 
Iva annua
annual marshelder
L48 (N)
LASE
 
 
 
Lactuca serriola
China lettuce
prickly lettuce
wild lettuce
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
LAAM
 
Lamium amplexicaule
henbit
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (W)
LECA5
 
Lepidium campestre
field pepperweed
L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
LEVU
CHLEP
 
 
Leucanthemum vulgare
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum var. pinnatifidum
marguerite
oxeye daisy
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
LUPE5
 
 
Ludwigia peploides
creeping waterprimrose
floating primrose-willow
L48 (NI), PR (N)
MANE
 
 
 
 
Malva neglecta
buttonweed
cheeseplant
cheeseweed
common mallow
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
MADI6
MAMA11
 
 
Matricaria discoidea
Matricaria matricarioides
disc mayweed
pineappleweed
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I?), GL (I?), SPM (I?)
MELU
 
 
 
 
 
Medicago lupulina
black medic
hop clover
hop medic
nonesuch
yellow trefoil
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
MEOF
MEAL12
 
Melilotus officinalis
Melilotus alba
white sweetclover
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
MOVE
 
 
Mollugo verticillata
carpetweed
green carpetweed
L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N), CAN (I)
MUSC
 
Muhlenbergia schreberi
nimblewill
L48 (N), CAN (N)
OEBI
 
 
Oenothera biennis
common evening primrose
hoary eveningprimrose
L48 (N), CAN (N)
ORUM
 
 
Ornithogalum umbellatum
Pyrenees star of Bethlehem
star-of-Bethlehem
L48 (I), CAN (I)
OXST
 
 
 
 
 
Oxalis stricta
common yellow oxalis
sheep sorrel
sourgrass
toad sorrel
yellow woodsorrel
L48 (N), CAN (I)
PAGL17
SEGL
 
 
Packera glabella
Senecio glabellus
cressleaf
cressleaf groundsel
L48 (N), CAN (W)
PADI
 
 
Panicum dichotomiflorum
fall panicum
western witchgrass
L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), CAN (I)
PALA10
 
Paspalum laeve
field paspalum
L48 (N)
PAIN6
 
Passiflora incarnata
purple passionflower
L48 (N)
PASA2
 
 
Pastinaca sativa
parsnip
wild parsnip
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (W), SPM (W)
PEFR4
 
Perilla frutescens
beefsteak mint
L48 (I), CAN (I)
PHHE5
 
Physalis heterophylla
clammy groundcherry
L48 (N), CAN (N)
PHAM4
 
 
 
 
 
 
Phytolacca americana
American pokeweed
common pokeweed
inkberry
pigeonberry
pokeberry
pokeweed
L48 (N), CAN (N)
PLLA
 
 
 
 
 
 
Plantago lanceolata
English plantain
buckhorn plantain
lanceleaf plantain
narrowleaf plantain
ribgrass
ribwort
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
POAV
 
Polygonum aviculare
prostrate knotweed
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
POCU6
 
 
 
Polygonum cuspidatum
Japanese bamboo
Japanese knotweed
fleeceflower
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
POPE2
 
 
 
Polygonum pensylvanicum
Pennsylvania knotweed
Pennsylvania smartweed
pinweed
L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)
POOL
 
 
 
 
 
 
Portulaca oleracea
akulikuli-kula
common purslane
duckweed
pursley
pusley
wild portulaca
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (N)
PUMOL
PULO
 
 
Pueraria montana var. lobata
Pueraria lobata
kudzu
kudzu vine
L48 (I), HI (I)
RAAB
 
 
 
Ranunculus abortivus
early woodbuttercup
smallflower buttercup
smallflower crowfoot
L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)
RUCR
 
 
 
 
Rumex crispus
curly dock
narrowleaf dock
sour dock
yellow dock
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
SAOF4
 
 
 
Saponaria officinalis
bouncing bet
soapwort
sweet Betty
L48 (I), CAN (I)
SEHE8
SEEX
 
 
Sesbania herbacea
Sesbania exaltata
bigpod sesbania
hemp sesbania
L48 (N), CAN (W)
SEFA
 
 
 
 
 
Setaria faberi
Chinese foxtail
Chinese millet
giant bristlegrass
giant foxtail
nodding foxtail
L48 (I), CAN (I)
SIVI2
 
 
Sibara virginica
Virginia winged rockcress
sibara
L48 (N)
SIAN
 
 
Sicyos angulatus
bur cucumber
wall bur cucumber
L48 (N), CAN (N)
SISP
 
 
Sida spinosa
prickly fanpetals
prickly sida
L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N), CAN (I)
SIOF
SIOFL
 
 
Sisymbrium officinale
Sisymbrium officinale var. leiocarpum
hedge mustard
hedgeweed
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (W)
SOCA3
 
 
 
 
 
 
Solanum carolinense
Carolina horsenettle
apple of Sodom
bull nettle
devil's tomato
horsenettle
sand briar
L48 (N), CAN (I)
SODU
 
 
 
 
 
 
Solanum dulcamara
European bittersweet
bitter nightshade
bittersweet nightshade
blue nightshade
fellenwort
woody nightshade
L48 (I), CAN (I)
SOPT7
SOPT3
 
 
Solanum ptycanthum
Solanum ptychanthum
Eastern black nightshade
black nightshade
L48 (N), AK (I), HI (I), VI (I), CAN (N)
SOAS
 
 
 
Sonchus asper
perennial sowthistle
prickly sowthistle
spiny sowthistle
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
SOHA
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sorghum halepense
Johnsongrass
aleppo milletgrass
herbe de Cuba
sorgho d'Alep
sorgo de alepo
zacate Johnson
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I)
STME2
 
Stellaria media
common chickweed
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
SYPIP3
ASPI2
 
Symphyotrichum pilosum var. pilosum
Aster pilosus
white heath aster
L48 (N), CAN (N)
TAOF
 
 
 
 
Taraxacum officinale
blowball
common dandelion
dandelion
faceclock
L48 (NI), AK (NI), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (NI), GL (NI), SPM (I)
THAR5
 
 
 
 
 
Thlaspi arvense
Frenchweed
fanweed
field pennycress
pennycress
stinkweed
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
TORAR
RHRA6
 
Toxicodendron radicans ssp. radicans
Rhus radicans
poison ivy
L48 (N), CAN (N)
TRDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tragopogon dubius
Western goat's beard
goat's beard
salsifis majeur
western salsify
wild oysterplant
yellow goat's beard
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
TRCA5
 
 
Trifolium campestre
field clover
large hop clover
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
URPL2
BRPL2
 
Urochloa platyphylla
Brachiaria platyphylla
broadleaf signalgrass
L48 (N)
VETH
 
 
 
 
 
 
Verbascum thapsus
big taper
common mullein
flannel plant
velvet dock
velvet plant
woolly mullein
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
VEUR
 
Verbena urticifolia
white vervain
L48 (N), CAN (N)
VEGI
 
 
Vernonia gigantea
giant ironweed
tall ironweed
L48 (N), CAN (N)
VEPE3
 
 
 
Veronica persica
Persian speedwell
birdeye speedwell
winter speedwell
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I)
VIAR
 
 
 
Viola arvensis
European field pansy
field violet
wild pansy
L48 (I), CAN (W), GL (W), SPM (W)
XAST
 
 
 
Xanthium strumarium
cocklebur
common cocklebur
rough cocklebur
L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N), CAN (N)
 
   
*CodeNative Status
I Introduced
I? Probably Introduced
N Native
W Waif

*CodeNative Status Jurisdiction
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: 09/19/2014 10:09 AM MDT