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U.S. Weeds with Common Name =F*
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U.S. USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ). Federal noxious weed list (1 February 2012). USDA, APHIS, PPQ, Washington, DC.
USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ). State Plant Regulatory Officials letters. National Plant Board
STATE Assorted authors. State noxious weed lists for 46 states. State agriculture or natural resource departments.
Cal-IPC California Invasive Plant Council. California Invasive Plant Inventory. Cal-IPC Publication 2006-02 (1 February 2007). California Invasive Plant Council, Berkeley, California.
FLEPPC Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. Invasive plant list. Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council, Florida.
HEAR USDI, Geological Survey. Information index for selected alien plants in Hawaii (20 October 2003). Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk Project, Biological Resources Division, Haleakala Field Station, Makawao, Hawaii.
KY Haragan, P.D. Weeds of Kentucky and adjacent states: a field guide. The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.
N'EAST Uva, R.H., J.C. Neal,and J.M. DiTomaso. Weeds of the Northeast. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York.
NE&GP Stubbendieck, J., G.Y. Friisoe,and M.R. Bolick. Weeds of Nebraska and the Great Plains. Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry, Lincoln, Nebraska.
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.
SWSS Southern Weed Science Society. Weeds of the United States and Canada. CD-ROM. Southern Weed Science Society, Champaign, Illinois.
WI Hoffman, R.and K. Kearns (eds.). Wisconsin manual of control recommendations for ecologically invasive plants. Wisconsin Dept. Natural Resources, Madison, Wisconsin.
WSWS Whitson, T.D. (ed.) et al. Weeds of the West. Western Society of Weed Science in cooperation with Cooperative Extension Services, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

 

Symbol Common Name
Scientific Name
Source Native Status*

TAOF
faceclock
Taraxacum officinale

KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS

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

PADI
fall panicum
Panicum dichotomiflorum

KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS

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

ROPS
false acacia
Robinia pseudoacacia

Cal-IPC, N'EAST

L48 (N), CAN (I)

FIAL4
false banyan
Ficus altissima

FLEPPC

L48 (I)

BRSY
false brome
Brachypodium sylvaticum

STATE

L48 (I)

ECPR
false daisy
Eclipta prostrata

KY, N'EAST, SWSS

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

HYRA3
false dandelion
Hypochaeris radicata

STATE, HEAR, WSWS

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

CAMI2
false flax
Camelina microcarpa

NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS

L48 (I), CAN (I)

ALNE3
NOIN3
false garlic
Allium neapolitanum
Nothoscordum inodorum


STATE

L48 (I)

AMFR
false indigo
Amorpha fruticosa

STATE

L48 (N), CAN (N)

TECA
false kamani
Terminalia catappa

FLEPPC

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

SCMO
false pepper
Schinus molle

Cal-IPC

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

CYXA2
IVXA
false ragweed
Cyclachaena xanthiifolia
Iva xanthifolia


NE&GP, WSWS

L48 (N), CAN (I)

DEPE6
DEPE3
false spleenwort
Deparia petersenii
Deparia petersonii


HEAR

L48 (I), HI (I)

HEAU
false sunflower
Helenium autumnale

NE&GP

L48 (N), CAN (N)

ARDR4
false tarragon
Artemisia dracunculus

NE&GP

L48 (N), AK (I?), CAN (N)

ADPA
false wiliwili
Adenanthera pavonina

FLEPPC

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

BREUE
KUEU
falsebonset
Brickellia eupatorioides var. eupatorioides
Kuhnia eupatorioides


NE&GP

L48 (N)

THAR5
fanweed
Thlaspi arvense

KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS

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

CACA
fanwort
Cabomba caroliniana

STATE

L48 (N), CAN (N)

SOTO4
fausse aubergine
Solanum torvum

US, STATE, FLEPPC, WSWS

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

HYPE3
fausse menthe
Hyptis pectinata

STATE

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

SCTE
faux poivrier
Schinus terebinthifolius

STATE, Cal-IPC, FLEPPC, HEAR

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

CHVI4
feather fingergrass
Chloris virgata

SWSS

(I), L48 (N), HI (I)

AZPI
feathered mosquitofern
Azolla pinnata

US, STATE

L48 (I)

PEPO14
PEPO4
feathery pennisetum
Pennisetum polystachion
Pennisetum polystachyon


US, STATE

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

SODU
fellenwort
Solanum dulcamara

KY, N'EAST, SEEPPC, WSWS

L48 (I), CAN (I)

FRAL4
RHFR
fen buckthorn
Frangula alnus
Rhamnus frangula

STATE
STATE, SEEPPC, WI

L48 (I), CAN (I)

DYPA
fetid marigold
Dyssodia papposa

NE&GP

L48 (N), CAN (I)

PAFO2
fetid passionflower
Passiflora foetida

FLEPPC

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

AMMEI2
AMIN3
fiddleneck
Amsinckia menziesii var. intermedia
Amsinckia intermedia

SWSS
WSWS

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

CISP3
fiddlewood
Citharexylum spinosum

HEAR

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

NECA2
field balm
Nepeta cataria

NE&GP

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

COAR4
field bindweed
Convolvulus arvensis

STATE, KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WI, WSWS

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

BRAR5
field brome
Bromus arvensis

SWSS

L48 (I), CAN (I)

SOSE2
SOPT
field burrweed
Soliva sessilis
Soliva pterosperma

STATE
SWSS

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

TRCA5
field clover
Trifolium campestre

KY

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

CUPEG
field dodder
Cuscuta pentagona var. glabrior

N'EAST

L48 (N)

CUPEP2
field dodder
Cuscuta pentagona var. pentagona

N'EAST

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

CUPEP2
CUCA2
field dodder
Cuscuta pentagona var. pentagona
Cuscuta campestris

N'EAST
N'EAST, WSWS

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

CUPEP3
field dodder
Cuscuta pentagona var. pubescens

N'EAST

L48 (N)

CUPE3
field dodder
Cuscuta pentagona

N'EAST, NE&GP

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

ALVI
field garlic
Allium vineale

STATE, KY, N'EAST, SEEPPC, SWSS

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

HICA10
HIPR
field hawkweed
Hieracium caespitosum
Hieracium pratense

STATE
STATE, N'EAST

L48 (I), CAN (I)

EQAR
field horsetail
Equisetum arvense

N'EAST, NE&GP, WSWS

L48 (N), AK (N?), CAN (N), GL (N), SPM (N)

MEAR4
field mint
Mentha arvensis

NE&GP

L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)

BRRA
field mustard
Brassica rapa

SWSS, WSWS

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

PALA10
field paspalum
Paspalum laeve

KY

L48 (N)

THAR5
field pennycress
Thlaspi arvense

KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS

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

LECA5
field pepperweed
Lepidium campestre

KY, N'EAST

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

JUTE
field rush
Juncus tenuis

N'EAST

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

ARCA12
field sagewort
Artemisia campestris

WSWS

L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N)

CEEC
field sandbur
Cenchrus echinatus

STATE, HEAR, SWSS

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

CELO3
field sandbur
Cenchrus longispinus

STATE, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS

L48 (N), CAN (N)

CESP4
CEIN4
field sandbur
Cenchrus spinifex
Cenchrus incertus


STATE, SWSS

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

FRFL
field snakecotton
Froelichia floridana

NE&GP

L48 (N)

RUAC3
field sorrel
Rumex acetosella

STATE, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS

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

SOAR2
field sowthistle
Sonchus arvensis

STATE, N'EAST, SWSS, WSWS

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

VEAG
field speedwell
Veronica agrestis

NE&GP

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

CIAR4
field thistle
Cirsium arvense

STATE, Cal-IPC, N'EAST, NE&GP, SEEPPC, SWSS, WI, WSWS

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

CIDI
field thistle
Cirsium discolor

KY, SWSS

L48 (N), CAN (N)

VIAR
field violet
Viola arvensis

KY, N'EAST, WSWS

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

RAFI
fig buttercup
Ranunculus ficaria

STATE

L48 (I), CAN (I)

FICA
fiku
Ficus carica

Cal-IPC

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

ERCI6
filaree
Erodium cicutarium

STATE, N'EAST, SWSS, WSWS

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

DIAB
DISC5
fingergrass
Digitaria abyssinica
Digitaria scalarum


US, STATE

HI (I)

DICI
fingergrass
Digitaria ciliaris

SWSS

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

EUCY
fire-on-the-mountain
Euphorbia cyathophora

SWSS

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

SPCA2
fireball
Spathodea campanulata

HEAR

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

COPA14
firethorn
Cotoneaster pannosus

Cal-IPC, HEAR

L48 (I), HI (I)

MOFA
MYFA
firetree
Morella faya
Myrica faya


STATE, HEAR

HI (I)

BASC5
KOSC
fireweed
Bassia scoparia
Kochia scoparia


STATE, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS

L48 (I), CAN (I)

CHANA2
EPAN2
fireweed
Chamerion angustifolium ssp. angustifolium
Epilobium angustifolium


SWSS, WSWS

L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N)

SEMA15
fireweed
Senecio madagascariensis

STATE, HEAR

HI (I)

BIPI
fisi'uli
Bidens pilosa

HEAR

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

TACH2
five-stamen tamarisk
Tamarix chinensis

STATE, Cal-IPC

L48 (I)

CUPEP2
fiveangled dodder
Cuscuta pentagona var. pentagona

N'EAST

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

CUPE3
fiveangled dodder
Cuscuta pentagona

N'EAST, NE&GP

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

BAHY
fivehook bassia
Bassia hyssopifolia

Cal-IPC

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

BAHY
fivehorn smotherweed
Bassia hyssopifolia

Cal-IPC

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

PAQU2
fiveleaved ivy
Parthenocissus quinquefolia

N'EAST, SWSS

L48 (N), CAN (N)

KOEL
flamegold
Koelreuteria elegans

FLEPPC

L48 (I)

VETH
flannel plant
Verbascum thapsus

STATE, Cal-IPC, HEAR, KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SEEPPC, SWSS, WI, WSWS

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

CUUM
flatglobe dodder
Cuscuta umbellata

N'EAST

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

AMAC2
flatspine burr ragweed
Ambrosia acanthicarpa

WSWS

L48 (N), CAN (N)

LAOC3
flatspine stickseed
Lappula occidentalis

NE&GP, WSWS

L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

CUEP2
flax dodder
Cuscuta epilinum

N'EAST

L48 (I), CAN (I)

AVFA
flaxgrass
Avena fatua

STATE, Cal-IPC, SWSS, WSWS

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

COBO
flaxleaved fleabane
Conyza bonariensis

WSWS

(I), L48 (I)

LIVU2
flaxweed
Linaria vulgaris

STATE, N'EAST, NE&GP, WSWS

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

POCU6
fleeceflower
Polygonum cuspidatum

STATE, KY, N'EAST, SEEPPC, WSWS

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

DESO2
flixweed
Descurainia sophia

STATE, SWSS, WSWS

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

LUPE5
floating primrose-willow
Ludwigia peploides

KY, SWSS

L48 (NI), PR (N)

EICR
floating water hyacinth
Eichhornia crassipes

STATE, Cal-IPC, FLEPPC, SWSS

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

CIFL
Flodman thistle
Cirsium flodmanii

NE&GP

L48 (N), CAN (N)

TRSE6
SASE5
Florida aspen
Triadica sebifera
Sapium sebiferum


STATE, Cal-IPC, FLEPPC

L48 (I)

STFL4
Florida betony
Stachys floridana

STATE, SEEPPC

L48 (N)

TEBI
Florida clover ash
Tetrazygia bicolor

HEAR

L48 (N), HI (I)

HYVE3
Florida elodea
Hydrilla verticillata

US, STATE, Cal-IPC, FLEPPC, SEEPPC

L48 (I)

SCTE
Florida holly
Schinus terebinthifolius

STATE, Cal-IPC, FLEPPC, HEAR

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

HITR
flower-of-an-hour
Hibiscus trionum

STATE, KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS

L48 (I), CAN (I)

BUUM
flowering rush
Butomus umbellatus

STATE, WI

L48 (I), CAN (I)

KIEL
fluvellin
Kickxia elatine

WSWS

L48 (I), CAN (I)

APAN2
flytrap dogbane
Apocynum androsaemifolium

WSWS

L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

MYSC
forget-me-not
Myosotis scorpioides

WI

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

ACCO
Formosa acacia
Acacia confusa

HEAR

HI (I)

ACCO
Formosan koa
Acacia confusa

HEAR

HI (I)

LICH3
fountain palm
Livistona chinensis

FLEPPC

L48 (I), HI (I)

SPCA2
fountain tree
Spathodea campanulata

HEAR

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

PESE3
fountaingrass
Pennisetum setaceum

STATE, Cal-IPC, HEAR

L48 (I), HI (I)

VILA8
fox grape
Vitis labrusca

N'EAST

L48 (N), CAN (I)

HOJU
foxtail barley
Hordeum jubatum

NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS

L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)

SEIT
foxtail bristlegrass
Setaria italica

SEEPPC

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

BRRU2
foxtail brome
Bromus rubens

Cal-IPC

L48 (I), HI (I)

ONAL5
foxtail restharrow
Ononis alopecuroides

STATE, Cal-IPC

L48 (I)

SEIT
foxtail-millet
Setaria italica

SEEPPC

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

OPFR
fragile cactus
Opuntia fragilis

NE&GP

L48 (N), CAN (N)

CYOD
fragrant flatsedge
Cyperus odoratus

SWSS

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

NYOD
fragrant water lily
Nymphaea odorata

STATE

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

CAED3
freeway iceplant
Carpobrotus edulis

Cal-IPC

L48 (I)

GEMO2
French broom
Genista monspessulana

STATE, Cal-IPC

L48 (I)

GEMO2
CYMO5
French broom
Genista monspessulana
Cytisus monspessulanus

STATE, Cal-IPC
STATE

L48 (I)

TAGA
French tamarisk
Tamarix gallica

Cal-IPC

L48 (I), PR (I)

THAR5
Frenchweed
Thlaspi arvense

KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS

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

CUSU
fringed dodder
Cuscuta suaveolens

N'EAST

L48 (I)

GAQU
fringed quickweed
Galinsoga quadriradiata

KY, NE&GP

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

CACI2
fringed redmaids
Calandrinia ciliata

FLEPPC, WSWS

L48 (N), CAN (N)

ARFR4
fringed sagebrush
Artemisia frigida

NE&GP, WSWS

L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

ARFR4
fringed sagewort
Artemisia frigida

NE&GP, WSWS

L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

HYMO6
frogbit
Hydrocharis morsus-ranae

STATE

L48 (I), CAN (I)

HYRA3
frogbit
Hypochaeris radicata

STATE, HEAR, WSWS

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

VIVU
frost grape
Vitis vulpina

N'EAST

L48 (N), CAN (N)

DIFU2
Fuller's teasel
Dipsacus fullonum

STATE, KY, N'EAST, SEEPPC, SWSS, WSWS

L48 (I), CAN (I)

DIFU2
DISY
Fuller's teasel
Dipsacus fullonum
Dipsacus sylvestris

STATE, KY, N'EAST, SEEPPC, SWSS, WSWS
WI

L48 (I), CAN (I)

ULEU
furze
Ulex europaeus

STATE, Cal-IPC, HEAR, WSWS

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
 
   
*CodeNative Status
I Introduced
I? Probably Introduced
N Native
N? Probably 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

 

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