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Weeds of Tennessee
140 records returned

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SEEPPC Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council. Invasive exotic pest plants in Tennessee (19 October 1999). Research Committee of the Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, Tennessee.

 

Symbol Scientific Name
Common Name
Native Status*
AIAL
 
Ailanthus altissima
tree-of-heaven
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
ALJU
 
 
Albizia julibrissin
mimosa
silk tree
L48 (I)
ALPE4
 
Alliaria petiolata
garlic mustard
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
ALVI
 
 
Allium vineale
field garlic
wild garlic
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
ALGL2
 
 
Alnus glutinosa
European black alder
black alder
L48 (I), CAN (I)
ALPH
 
Alternanthera philoxeroides
alligator weed
L48 (I), PR (I)
ARVU
 
Artemisia vulgaris
mugwort
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I)
ARHI3
 
Arthraxon hispidus
hairy jointgrass
L48 (I), HI (I)
ARDO4
 
 
Arundo donax
elephant grass
giant reed
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
BETH
 
Berberis thunbergii
Japanese barberry
L48 (I), CAN (I)
BRAR5
BRJA
 
 
Bromus arvensis
Bromus japonicus
Japanese bromegrass
Japanese chess
L48 (I), CAN (I)
BRCA6
 
 
Bromus catharticus
rescue brome
rescue grass
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
BRHO2
 
 
Bromus hordeaceus
soft brome
soft chess
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
BRIN2
 
 
 
Bromus inermis
Hungarian bromegrass
awnless brome
smooth brome
L48 (NI), AK (NI), CAN (NI), GL (I), SPM (I)
BRRA2
BRCO4
 
 
Bromus racemosus
Bromus commutatus
hairy chess
meadow brome
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
BRSE
 
 
 
 
Bromus secalinus
bromegrass
cheat
chess
rye brome
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
BRST2
 
 
 
Bromus sterilis
barren bromegrass
poverty brome
sterile brome
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
BRTE
 
 
 
 
 
Bromus tectorum
cheatgrass
downy brome
early chess
military grass
thatch bromegrass
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I)
BRPA4
 
 
Broussonetia papyrifera
paper mulberry
wauke
L48 (I), HI (I)
BUAR3
 
Buglossoides arvensis
corn gromwell
L48 (I), CAN (I)
BURO
 
Bupleurum rotundifolium
hound's-ear
L48 (I), CAN (GP)
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)
CEOR7
 
 
Celastrus orbiculatus
Asiatic bittersweet
Oriental bittersweet
L48 (I), CAN (I)
CECY2
 
 
 
Centaurea cyanus
bachelor's button
cornflower
garden cornflower
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I)
CESTM
CEMA4
 
Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos
Centaurea maculosa
spotted knapweed
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
CHHU3
EUHU
 
 
Chamaesyce humistrata
Euphorbia humistrata
spreading sandmat
spreading spurge
L48 (N), CAN (I)
CIIN
 
 
 
 
Cichorium intybus
blue sailors
chicory
coffeeweed
succory
L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
CIAR4
 
 
 
 
Cirsium arvense
Californian thistle
Canada thistle
creeping thistle
field thistle
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
CIVU
 
 
 
Cirsium vulgare
bull thistle
common thistle
spear thistle
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
CLTE4
 
 
Clematis terniflora
leatherleaf clematis
yam-leaved clematis
L48 (I), CAN (I)
COMA2
 
 
 
 
 
Conium maculatum
cigue maculee
cigue tachetee
deadly hemlock
poison hemlock
poison parsley
L48 (I), CAN (I)
COBI2
 
Cosmos bipinnatus
cosmos
L48 (I), CAN (I)
COSU5
 
Cosmos sulphureus
cosmos
L48 (I), PR (I), VI (I)
DACA6
 
 
 
Daucus carota
Queen Anne's lace
bird's nest
wild carrot
L48 (I), PR (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
DIOP
DIBA2
 
Dioscorea oppositifolia
Dioscorea batatas
air-potato
L48 (I)
DIFU2
 
 
 
Dipsacus fullonum
Fuller's teasel
common teasel
teasel
L48 (I), CAN (I)
ECVU
 
Echium vulgare
blueweed
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (W), SPM (I)
EGDE
 
 
 
Egeria densa
Brazilian e
South American waterweed
State
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (W)
ELPU2
 
 
Elaeagnus pungens
thorny elaeagnus
thorny olive
L48 (I)
ELUM
 
 
Elaeagnus umbellata
autumn olive
oleaster
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
ESCA2
 
Eschscholzia californica
California poppy
L48 (N), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
EUAL13
EUAL8
 
 
Euonymus alatus
Euonymus alata
burning bush
winged euonymus
L48 (I), CAN (I)
EUFO5
 
 
Euonymus fortunei
climbing euonymus
winter creeper
L48 (I), CAN (I)
FAVI
 
Fatoua villosa
hairy crabweed
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
FRAL4
RHFR
 
 
 
 
 
Frangula alnus
Rhamnus frangula
alder buckthorn
columnar buckthorn
fen buckthorn
glossy buckthorn
tall hedge buckthorn
L48 (I), CAN (I)
HEHE
 
Hedera helix
English ivy
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
HEMA3
 
 
Hesperis matronalis
dame's rocket
dames violet
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
HISY
 
 
 
Hibiscus syriacus
althea
rose of Sharon
shrub althea
L48 (I)
HYVE3
 
 
 
Hydrilla verticillata
Florida elodea
hydrilla
water thyme
L48 (I)
HYPE
 
 
 
Hypericum perforatum
Klamathweed
St. John's wort
common St. John's wort
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
KUST
 
Kummerowia stipulacea
Korean clover
L48 (I)
KUST2
 
Kummerowia striata
Japanese clover
L48 (I)
LEBI2
 
Lespedeza bicolor
bicolor lespedeza
L48 (I), CAN (I)
LECU
 
 
Lespedeza cuneata
Chinese lespedeza
sericea lespedeza
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I?)
LEVU
CHLE80
 
Leucanthemum vulgare
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum
oxeye daisy
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
LISI
 
Ligustrum sinense
Chinese privet
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
LIVU
 
 
 
Ligustrum vulgare
European privet
common privet
wild privet
L48 (I), CAN (I)
LOFR
 
 
Lonicera fragrantissima
January jasmine
sweet breath-of-spring
L48 (I)
LOJA
 
 
Lonicera japonica
Chinese honeysuckle
Japanese honeysuckle
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I)
LOMA6
 
Lonicera maackii
Amur bush honeysuckle
L48 (I), CAN (I)
LOMO2
 
 
Lonicera morrowii
Morrow's bush honeysuckle
Morrow's honeysuckle
L48 (I), CAN (I)
LUGRG2
LUUR
 
 
Ludwigia grandiflora ssp. grandiflora
Ludwigia uruguayensis
Uruguay waterprimrose
hairy water-primrose
L48 (I)
LYNU
 
 
Lysimachia nummularia
creeping jenny
moneywort
L48 (I), CAN (I)
LYSA2
 
 
 
 
 
Lythrum salicaria
purple loosestrife
purple lythrum
rainbow weed
salicaire
spiked loosestrife
L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
MACO10
 
 
Macleaya cordata
plume-poppy
tree celandine
L48 (I), CAN (I)
MEAZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
Melia azedarach
Chinaberry tree
Indian lilac
lelah
paraiso
pride of India
white cedar
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
MEOF
 
MEAL12
 
Melilotus officinalis
yellow sweetclover
Melilotus alba
white sweetclover
(I), L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
MEPI
 
Mentha ×piperita
peppermint
L48 (N), AK (I), PR (N), CAN (N)
MESP3
 
Mentha spicata
spearmint
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
MIVI
 
 
 
 
Microstegium vimineum
Japanese grass
Japanese stiltgrass
Nepalese browntop
Nepalgrass
L48 (I), PR (I)
MISI
 
 
 
Miscanthus sinensis
Chinese silvergrass
eulalia
zebra grass
L48 (I), CAN (I)
MODI4
 
Mosla dianthera
miniature beefsteak
L48 (I)
MUKE
 
 
Murdannia keisak
Asian spiderwort
aneilima
L48 (I)
MUBO
 
Muscari botryoides
grape hyacinth
L48 (I), CAN (I)
MUCO2
 
Muscari comosum
tassel hyacinth
L48 (I)
MUNE
MUAT
 
Muscari neglectum
Muscari atlanticum
common grape hyacinth
L48 (I)
MYAQ2
 
 
Myriophyllum aquaticum
parrot feather
watermilfoil
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
MYSP2
 
 
 
Myriophyllum spicatum
Eurasian watermilfoil
myriophylle en epi
spiked water milfoil
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
NAMI
 
Najas minor
brittle waternymph
L48 (I), CAN (I)
NAOF
 
Nasturtium officinale
watercress
L48 (I), AK (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
ORUM
 
 
Ornithogalum umbellatum
Pyrenees star of Bethlehem
star-of-Bethlehem
L48 (I), CAN (I)
PADU
 
Papaver dubium
poppy
L48 (I), CAN (W), GL (W)
PASA2
 
 
Pastinaca sativa
parsnip
wild parsnip
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (W), SPM (W)
PATO2
 
Paulownia tomentosa
princess tree
L48 (I)
PHAR3
 
 
Phalaris arundinacea
canary grass
reed canarygrass
L48 (N), AK (I), CAN (N), SPM (I)
PHCA5
 
Phalaris canariensis
canary grass
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
PHAU7
 
Phragmites australis
common reed
L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), CAN (N)
POCE4
POCA49
 
 
Polygonum cespitosum
Polygonum caespitosum
bristled knotweed
bunchy knotweed
L48 (I), CAN (I)
POCU6
 
 
 
Polygonum cuspidatum
Japanese bamboo
Japanese knotweed
fleeceflower
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
POOR2
 
Polygonum orientale
Prince's feather
L48 (I), CAN (I)
POPE3
 
 
 
Polygonum persicaria
lady's thumb
ladysthumb smartweed
smartweed
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
POSA4
 
Polygonum sachalinense
giant knotweed
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
POAL7
 
Populus alba
white poplar
L48 (I), CAN (I)
POCR3
 
 
Potamogeton crispus
curly pondweed
curly-leaved pondweed
L48 (I), CAN (I)
PUMOL
PULO
 
 
Pueraria montana var. lobata
Pueraria lobata
kudzu
kudzu vine
L48 (I), HI (I)
ROMU
 
Rosa multiflora
multiflora rose
L48 (I), CAN (I)
RUPH
 
 
Rubus phoenicolasius
Japanese wineberry
wineberry
L48 (I)
SCPR4
FEPR
 
Schedonorus pratensis
Festuca pratensis
tall fescue
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
SEVA4
COVA2
 
 
Securigera varia
Coronilla varia
crownvetch
purple crownvetch
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
SEVU
 
 
Senecio vulgaris
common groundsel
ragwort
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
SEOB4
 
Senna obtusifolia
sicklepod senna
L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
SEOC2
 
Senna occidentalis
coffee senna
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
SEFA
 
 
 
 
 
Setaria faberi
Chinese foxtail
Chinese millet
giant bristlegrass
giant foxtail
nodding foxtail
L48 (I), CAN (I)
SEIT
 
 
 
Setaria italica
Italian foxtail
foxtail bristlegrass
foxtail-millet
L48 (I), VI (I), CAN (W)
SEPU8
 
 
Setaria pumila
cattail grass
smooth millet
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (W)
SEVI4
 
 
 
 
 
 
Setaria viridis
bottle grass
green bristlegrass
green foxtail
green millet
pigeongrass
wild millet
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
SODU
 
 
 
 
 
 
Solanum dulcamara
European bittersweet
bitter nightshade
bittersweet nightshade
blue nightshade
fellenwort
woody nightshade
L48 (I), CAN (I)
SOVI2
 
Solanum viarum
tropical soda apple
L48 (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)
SPJA
 
Spiraea japonica
Japanese spiraea
L48 (I), CAN (I)
STFL4
 
Stachys floridana
Florida betony
L48 (N)
TOAR
 
Torilis arvensis
hedge parsley
L48 (I), 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)
TRTE
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tribulus terrestris
Mexican sandbur
Texas sandbur
bullhead
caltrop
goathead
puncturevine
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (W)
TUFA
 
Tussilago farfara
colt's foot
L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
ULPU
 
 
Ulmus pumila
Chinese elm
Siberian elm
L48 (I), CAN (I)
URDI
 
 
 
 
Urtica dioica
California nettle
slender nettle
stinging nettle
tall nettle
L48 (NI), AK (NI), CAN (NI), GL (I), SPM (NI)
VETH
 
 
 
 
 
 
Verbascum thapsus
big taper
common mullein
flannel plant
velvet dock
velvet plant
woolly mullein
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
VIMA
 
 
 
Vinca major
bigleaf periwinkle
large periwinkle
periwinkle
L48 (I), CAN (I)
VIMI2
 
 
Vinca minor
common periwinkle
periwinkle
L48 (I), CAN (I)
WIFL
 
Wisteria floribunda
Japanese wisteria
L48 (I)
WISI
 
Wisteria sinensis
Chinese wisteria
L48 (I), HI (I)
XASP2
 
 
 
Xanthium spinosum
Bathurst burr
cocklebur
spiny cocklebur
L48 (I), CAN (I)
XAST
 
 
 
Xanthium strumarium
cocklebur
common cocklebur
rough cocklebur
L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N), CAN (N)
 
   
*CodeNative Status
GP Garden persistent
I Introduced
I? Probably 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: 10/21/2014 03:07 AM MDT