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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 Scientific Name
Common Name
Source Native Status*
DEOD
 
SEMI
Delairea odorata
German ivy
Senecio mikanioides
Cal-IPC
 
HEAR
L48 (I), HI (I)
ASGA2
 
Asystasia gangetica
Ganges primrose
FLEPPC
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
FLIN
 
Flacourtia indica
governor's plum
FLEPPC
 
L48 (I), PR (I)
JADI2
 
Jasminum dichotomum
Gold Coast jasmine
FLEPPC
 
L48 (I)
KOEL
 
Koelreuteria elegans
golden rain tree
FLEPPC
 
L48 (I)
LILU2
 
Ligustrum lucidum
glossy privet
FLEPPC
 
L48 (I)
OEMA2
 
Oeceoclades maculata
ground orchid
FLEPPC
 
L48 (I), PR (I), VI (I)
CAGL11
 
Casuarina glauca
gray sheoak
FLEPPC, HEAR
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I)
PHAU8
 
Phyllostachys aurea
golden bamboo
FLEPPC, HEAR
 
L48 (I)
CEOB
 
Cecropia obtusifolia
guarumo
HEAR
 
HI (I)
HECO11
 
Hedychium coronarium
gingerlily
HEAR
 
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
PALA14
 
Passiflora laurifolia
golden bellapple
HEAR
 
HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
PSGU
 
 
 
Psidium guajava
goyavier
guabang
guava
HEAR
 
 
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
SAIN
 
Sacciolepis indica
glenwoodgrass
HEAR
 
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
TIHE2
 
Tibouchina herbacea
glorybush
HEAR
 
HI (I)
TIUR
 
Tibouchina urvilleana
glorybush
HEAR
 
HI (I), PR (I)
URMA3
PAMA4
 
Urochloa maxima
Panicum maximum
guineagrass

HEAR
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
VEEN
 
Verbesina encelioides
golden crownbeard
HEAR
 
(I), L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N)
VEGI
 
Vernonia gigantea
giant ironweed
KY
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
TRDU
 
Tragopogon dubius
goat's beard
KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SEEPPC, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
BAVU
 
Barbarea vulgaris
garden yellow rocket
KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS
 
L48 (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
MOVE
 
Mollugo verticillata
green carpetweed
KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS
 
L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N), CAN (I)
ELIN3
 
Eleusine indica
goosegrass
KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (I)
GLHE2
 
 
Glechoma hederacea
gill-over-the-ground
ground ivy
KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, WI
 
 
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
CUEU
 
Cuscuta europaea
greater dodder
N'EAST
 
L48 (I)
FRPE
 
Fraxinus pennsylvanica
green ash
N'EAST
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
RABU
 
Ranunculus bulbosus
gowan
N'EAST
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
SCAN2
 
Scleranthus annuus
German knotgrass
N'EAST
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
STGR
 
 
 
Stellaria graminea
grassleaved stichwort
grasslike starwort
grassy starwort
N'EAST
 
 
 
L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
LOCO6
 
Lotus corniculatus
ground honeysuckle
N'EAST, NE&GP
 
L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
HETU
 
Helianthus tuberosus
girasole
N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
VISAN2
VIAN
 
Vicia sativa ssp. nigra
Vicia angustifolia
garden vetch

N'EAST, SWSS
 
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
ARDR4
 
Artemisia dracunculus
green sagewort
NE&GP
 
L48 (N), AK (I?), CAN (N)
ARLU
 
Artemisia ludoviciana
gray sagewort
NE&GP
 
L48 (I), CAN (N)
CRTE4
 
Croton texensis
goatweed
NE&GP
 
L48 (N)
LEDE
 
Lepidium densiflorum
greenflower pepperweed
NE&GP
 
L48 (NI), AK (I?), HI (I), CAN (NI)
MURA
 
Muhlenbergia racemosa
green muhly
NE&GP
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
VEAG
 
Veronica agrestis
green field speedwell
NE&GP
 
L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
COTI3
 
Coreopsis tinctoria
golden tickseed
NE&GP, SWSS
 
L48 (N), HI (W), CAN (N)
DEPI
 
Descurainia pinnata
green tansymustard
NE&GP, SWSS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
TECA3
 
Teucrium canadense
germander
NE&GP, SWSS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
GRSQ
 
Grindelia squarrosa
gumweed
NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
CYXA2
IVXA
 
Cyclachaena xanthiifolia
Iva xanthifolia
giant marshelder

NE&GP, WSWS
 
L48 (N), CAN (I)
HESU3
 
Heterotheca subaxillaris
golden aster
NE&GP, WSWS
 
L48 (N)
YUGL
 
Yucca glauca
Great Plains yucca
NE&GP, WSWS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
MUBO
 
Muscari botryoides
grape hyacinth
SEEPPC
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
CECY2
 
Centaurea cyanus
garden cornflower
SEEPPC, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I)
AEPO
 
Aegopodium podagraria
goutweed
STATE
 
L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
CALE52
 
Carthamus leucocaulos
glaucous star thistle
STATE
 
L48 (I)
EQTE
 
Equisetum telmateia
giant horsetail
STATE
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
EUTE10
 
Euphorbia terracina
Geraldton carnation spurge
STATE
 
L48 (I)
FRAL4
 
RHFR
 
Frangula alnus
glossy buckthorn
Rhamnus frangula
glossy buckthorn
STATE
 
STATE, SEEPPC, WI
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
GAPA2
 
Galinsoga parviflora
galinsoga
STATE
 
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I)
IPCAF
IPFI2
 
Ipomoea carnea ssp. fistulosa
Ipomoea fistulosa
gloria de la manana

STATE
 
L48 (I), PR (I), VI (I)
LAPU12
SPOL2
 
Landoltia punctata
Spirodela oligorrhiza
giant duckweed

STATE
 
L48 (N), HI (N)
LYVU
 
Lysimachia vulgaris
garden loosestrife
STATE
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
MIDI8
 
MIIN80
 
 
Mimosa diplotricha
giant sensitiveplant
Mimosa invisa
giant false sensitive plant
giant sensitive plant
STATE
 
US, STATE
 
 
HI (I), PR (I)
PHVI17
 
 
Physalis viscosa
grape groundcherry
groundcherry
STATE
 
 
L48 (N)
SCHI
 
Scolymus hispanicus
golden thistle
STATE
 
L48 (I)
TRPE21
MAPE2
 
Tripleurospermum perforatum
Matricaria perforata
German chamomile

STATE
 
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I)
VITIS
 
Vitis
grapevines
STATE
 
ARDO4
 
Arundo donax
giant reed
STATE, Cal-IPC, HEAR, SEEPPC
 
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
ULEU
 
Ulex europaeus
gorse
STATE, Cal-IPC, HEAR, WSWS
 
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
CADR
 
LEDR
Cardaria draba
globed-podded hoarycress
Lepidium draba
STATE, Cal-IPC, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
STATE
L48 (I), CAN (I)
HYRA3
 
Hypochaeris radicata
gosmore
STATE, HEAR, WSWS
 
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
CYDA
 
Cynodon dactylon
grama-seda
STATE, KY, N'EAST, SWSS, WSWS
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (W), SPM (W)
SEFA
 
 
Setaria faberi
giant bristlegrass
giant foxtail
STATE, KY, NE&GP, SEEPPC, SWSS
 
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
CURE
 
Cuscuta reflexa
giant dodder
STATE, N'EAST
 
L48 (I)
AMTR
 
 
Ambrosia trifida
giant ragweed
great ragweed
STATE, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
SEVI4
 
 
 
Setaria viridis
green bristlegrass
green foxtail
green millet
STATE, NE&GP, SEEPPC, SWSS
 
 
 
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
TRTE
 
Tribulus terrestris
goathead
STATE, NE&GP, SEEPPC, SWSS, WSWS
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (W)
CASA3
 
Cannabis sativa
grass
STATE, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I)
CIUN
 
Cirsium undulatum
gray thistle
STATE, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
POSA4
 
Polygonum sachalinense
giant knotweed
STATE, SEEPPC
 
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
ALPE4
 
Alliaria petiolata
garlic mustard
STATE, SEEPPC, WI
 
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
SAGR
 
Sagittaria graminea
grassy arrowhead
STATE, SWSS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
SONI
 
Solanum nigrum
garden nightshade
STATE, SWSS, WI, WSWS
 
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), VI (I), CAN (I)
TAVU
 
Tanacetum vulgare
garden tansy
STATE, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
FATA
 
Fagopyrum tataricum
green buckwheat
SWSS
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
FIQU
FIMI
 
Fimbristylis quinquangularis
Fimbristylis miliacea
grasslike fimbry
SWSS
SWSS
 
PR (I)
SAMO
 
Sagittaria montevidensis
giant arrowhead
SWSS
 
L48 (I)
CHAC
 
Chrysopogon aciculatus
golden beardgrass
US, STATE
 
HI (I)
HEMA17
 
Heracleum mantegazzianum
giant hogweed
US, STATE
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
SABI9
 
Salvinia biloba
giant salvinia
US, STATE
 
SAHE7
 
Salvinia herzogii
giant salvinia
US, STATE
 
SAMO5
 
Salvinia molesta
giant salvinia
US, STATE, Cal-IPC
 
L48 (I), HI (I)
MIPE2
MIPI
 
Mimosa pellita
Mimosa pigra
giant mimosa

US, STATE, FLEPPC
 
L48 (N), PR (N)
GAOF
 
Galega officinalis
goat's rue
US, STATE, WSWS
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
VAOF
 
 
Valeriana officinalis
garden heliotrope
garden valerian
WI
 
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
VIOP
 
Viburnum opulus
Guelder rose
WI
 
L48 (NI), CAN (NI), SPM (N)
CHVI8
 
Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus
green rabbitbrush
WSWS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
DEGE2
 
Delphinium geyeri
Geyer larkspur
WSWS
 
L48 (N)
ERNAN5
CHNA2
 
Ericameria nauseosa ssp. nauseosa var. nauseosa
Chrysothamnus nauseosus
gray rabbitbrush

WSWS
 
L48 (N)
SAVE4
 
Sarcobatus vermiculatus
greasewood
WSWS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
TECA2
 
Tetradymia canescens
gray horsebrush
WSWS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
THRH
 
Thermopsis rhombifolia
goldenpea
WSWS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
 
   
*CodeNative Status
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

 

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