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U.S. Weeds with Common Name =R*
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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*
ABPR3
 
Abrus precatorius
rosary pea
FLEPPC
 
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
ACRE3
 
CERE6
 
Acroptilon repens
Russian knapweed
Centaurea repens
Russian knapweed
STATE
 
STATE, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
ACRU
 
Acer rubrum
red maple
N'EAST
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
ADPA
 
 
Adenanthera pavonina
red bead tree
red sandlewood
FLEPPC
 
 
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
AERU
 
Aeschynomene rudis
rough jointvetch
STATE
 
L48 (N), PR (N)
AGALA
EURU6
 
Ageratina altissima var. altissima
Eupatorium rugosum
richweed

KY, NE&GP
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
AGST2
 
 
Agrostis stolonifera
redtop
redtop bent
NE&GP, WSWS
 
 
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
ALLE
 
Albizia lebbeck
raom tree
FLEPPC, HEAR
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
AMAR2
 
Ambrosia artemisiifolia
Roman wormwood
STATE, KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (NI), HI (I), CAN (N)
AMARE
AMEL2
 
Ambrosia artemisiifolia var. elatior
Ambrosia elatior
ragweed

STATE
 
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (N)
AMRE
 
 
Amaranthus retroflexus
redroot pigweed
rough pigweed
N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
 
L48 (N), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
AMTU
 
AMRU
Amaranthus tuberculatus
roughfruit amaranth
Amaranthus rudis
SWSS
 
NE&GP
L48 (N), CAN (N)
ARPU9
 
Aristida purpurea
red threeawn
NE&GP
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
ASIN
 
Asclepias incarnata
rose milkweed
NE&GP, WSWS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
BIAL
 
Bidens alba
romerillo
HEAR
 
(I), L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (I)
BRCA6
 
 
Bromus catharticus
rescue brome
rescue grass
SEEPPC, SWSS, WSWS
 
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
BRDI3
 
Bromus diandrus
ripgut brome
Cal-IPC, SWSS
 
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
BRDIR
BRRI8
 
Bromus diandrus ssp. rigidus
Bromus rigidus
ripgut brome

WSWS
 
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
BROV4
 
Brunnichia ovata
redvine
SWSS
 
L48 (N)
BRRU2
 
Bromus rubens
red brome
Cal-IPC
 
L48 (I), HI (I)
BRSE
 
Bromus secalinus
rye brome
STATE, SEEPPC, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
CACI2
 
Calandrinia ciliata
redmaids
FLEPPC, WSWS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
CARA
 
 
Campanula rapunculoides
rapion bellflower
rover bellflower
WSWS
 
 
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
CHGL13
EUGL3
 
 
Chamaesyce glyptosperma
Euphorbia glyptosperma
ribseed sandmat
ridgeseed spurge

WSWS
 
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
CHJU
 
Chondrilla juncea
rush skeletonweed
STATE, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
CIAL2
 
Cirsium altissimum
roadside thistle
NE&GP
 
L48 (N)
CLBU
 
Clerodendrum bungei
rose glorybower
FLEPPC
 
L48 (I), PR (I)
CLHI3
 
Clidemia hirta
roinisinga
HEAR
 
HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
CLSE
 
Cleome serrulata
Rocky Mountain beeplant
NE&GP, WSWS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
COCA
 
Cocculus carolinus
redberry moonseed
SWSS
 
L48 (N)
COPU18
 
Conicosia pugioniformis
roundleaf iceplant
Cal-IPC
 
L48 (I)
CRMA10
 
Cryptostegia madagascariensis
rubber vine
FLEPPC
 
L48 (I), PR (I)
CRSE2
 
Crepis setosa
rough hawksbeard
WSWS
 
L48 (I)
CYER2
 
Cyperus erythrorhizos
redroot flatsedge
SWSS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
CYIR
 
Cyperus iria
ricefield flatsedge
SWSS
 
L48 (I), PR (I)
ELAN
 
Elaeagnus angustifolia
Russian olive
STATE, Cal-IPC, NE&GP, WI, WSWS
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
ERCI6
 
Erodium cicutarium
redstem filaree
STATE, N'EAST, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I)
ERST3
 
Erigeron strigosus
rough fleabane
NE&GP
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
GAPU3
GNPU2
 
Gamochaeta purpurea
Gnaphalium purpureum
rabbit tobacco

N'EAST
 
(I), L48 (N), HI (I), CAN (N)
GLMA3
 
Glyceria maxima
reed mannagrass
STATE
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
GRSQ
 
Grindelia squarrosa
rosinweed
NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
HAHA8
 
Halimodendron halodendron
Russian salt tree
STATE
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
HEHI
 
 
Hedeoma hispida
rough falsepennyroyal
rough pennyroyal
NE&GP
 
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
HISY
 
Hibiscus syriacus
rose of Sharon
SEEPPC
 
L48 (I)
HITR
 
Hibiscus trionum
rosemallow
STATE, KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
IPCO3
 
 
Ipomoea coccinea
red morningglory
redstar
SWSS, WSWS
 
 
L48 (I)
IRMI
 
Iris missouriensis
Rocky Mountain iris
STATE, WSWS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
JUVI
 
Juniperus virginiana
red cedar juniper
NE&GP
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
KIEL
 
Kickxia elatine
roundleaf fluvellin
WSWS
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
LAPU2
 
Lamium purpureum
red deadnettle
WSWS
 
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
LAPUI
 
Lamium purpureum var. incisum
red deadnettle
SWSS
 
L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (W)
LIVU2
 
Linaria vulgaris
ramsted
STATE, N'EAST, NE&GP, WSWS
 
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
LUPU
 
Lupinus pusillus
rusty lupine
NE&GP
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
LYFL3
 
Lychnis flos-cuculi
ragged robin
STATE
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
LYJU
 
 
Lygodesmia juncea
rush skeletonplant
rush skeletonweed
NE&GP, WSWS
 
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
LYSA2
 
Lythrum salicaria
rainbow weed
STATE, Cal-IPC, N'EAST, NE&GP, SEEPPC, SWSS, WI, WSWS
 
L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
MESA3
 
Melastoma sanguineum
red melastome
HEAR
 
HI (I)
ORLO3
 
Oryza longistaminata
red rice
US, STATE
 
ORPU13
 
Oryza punctata
red rice
US, STATE
 
ORRU
 
Oryza rufipogon
red rice
US, STATE
 
L48 (I)
ORSA
 
Oryza sativa
rice
STATE, SWSS
 
L48 (I), PR (I), VI (I)
PACO14
 
Paspalum conjugatum
rehn wei
HEAR
 
L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
PHAR3
 
Phalaris arundinacea
reed canarygrass
STATE, N'EAST, NE&GP, SEEPPC, SWSS, WI, WSWS
 
L48 (N), AK (I), CAN (N), SPM (I)
PHRE
 
Phoenix reclinata
reclining date palm
FLEPPC
 
L48 (I)
PLLA
 
 
Plantago lanceolata
ribgrass
ribwort
STATE, KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
 
(I), L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
PLMA2
 
Plantago major
rippleseed plantain
N'EAST, WSWS
 
(I), L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
PLRU
 
Plantago rugelii
Rugel's plantain
NE&GP, SWSS
 
L48 (N), CAN (I)
POMO5
 
 
Polypogon monspeliensis
rabbitfoot polypogon
rabbitfootgrass
WSWS
 
 
(I), L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
PORE5
 
Potentilla recta
roughfruit cinquefoil
STATE, NE&GP, WSWS
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
POTR2
 
Poa trivialis
rough bluegrass
N'EAST
 
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
RASA2
 
Raphanus sativus
radish
WSWS
 
(I), L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I), GL (I)
RHMA2
 
Rhizophora mangle
red mangrove
HEAR
 
L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
RHTO10
RHTO
 
Rhodomyrtus tomentosa
Rhodomyrtus tomentosus
rose myrtle

STATE, FLEPPC, HEAR
 
L48 (I), HI (I)
RISC
 
Richardia scabra
rough Mexican clover
SWSS
 
L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N)
RORU
 
Rosa rugosa
rugosa rose
STATE
 
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
RUAC3
 
Rumex acetosella
red sorrel
STATE, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
RUGL5
 
Rubus glaucus
raspberry
HEAR, N'EAST
 
HI (I)
RURO
 
Rubus rosifolius
roseleaf raspberry
HEAR, N'EAST
 
HI (I), PR (I)
SAKA
 
Salsola kali
Russian thistle
STATE
 
L48 (I), CAN (W), SPM (W)
SARE3
 
Salvia reflexa
Rocky Mountain sage
NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (N), CAN (W)
SATR12
SAIB
 
SAKAT6
 
Salsola tragus
Salsola iberica
Russian thistle
Salsola kali ssp. tenuifolia
Russian thistle
STATE
STATE, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
STATE
 
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
SCAR7
FEAR3
 
Schedonorus arundinaceus
Festuca arundinacea
reed fescue

Cal-IPC, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
SCMU15
SCMU10
 
Schoenoplectiella mucronata
Schoenoplectus mucronatus
ricefield bulrush

SWSS
 
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
SEJA
 
Senecio jacobaea
ragwort
STATE, Cal-IPC, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
SEPU7
 
Sesbania punicea
rattelbox
Cal-IPC, FLEPPC
 
L48 (I)
SERI2
 
 
Senecio riddellii
Riddell groundsel
Riddell ragwort
NE&GP, WSWS
 
 
L48 (N)
SEVU
 
Senecio vulgaris
ragwort
STATE, N'EAST, SEEPPC, WSWS
 
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
SIARA
BRAR11
BRKA
 
BRKAP2
Sinapis arvensis ssp. arvensis
Brassica arvensis
Brassica kaber
rapeseed
Brassica kaber var. pinnatifida

STATE
STATE, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
STATE
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), VI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
SIVU
 
Silene vulgaris
rattleweed
SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I)
SMRO
 
Smilax rotundifolia
roundleaf greenbriar
N'EAST
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
SPCA2
 
Spathodea campanulata
rarningobchey
HEAR
 
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
SPCO
 
Sphaeralcea coccinea
red falsemallow
NE&GP, WSWS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
SYAS
 
Symphytum asperum
rough comfrey
STATE
 
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
SYJA
 
Syzygium jambos
rose-apple
FLEPPC, HEAR
 
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
TAAR6
 
Tamarix aralensis
Russian tamarisk
FLEPPC
 
L48 (I)
TRAR4
 
Trifolium arvense
rabbitfoot clover
N'EAST
 
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (W)
TRPE4
 
Triodanis perfoliata
roundleaved triodanis
N'EAST, NE&GP
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
VEAR
 
Veronica arvensis
rock speedwell
N'EAST, NE&GP
 
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
VIRI
 
Vitis riparia
riverbank grape
N'EAST
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
VUMY
 
Vulpia myuros
rat-tailed fescue
WSWS
 
(I), L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
XAST
 
Xanthium strumarium
rough cocklebur
KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SEEPPC, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N), CAN (N)
 
   
*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

 

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