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Weeds of US
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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

 

Symbol Scientific Name
Common Name
Native Status*
AEGIN
 
Aeginetia
aeginetia
AGAD2
 
 
Ageratina adenophora
Mexican devil
crofton weed
L48 (I), HI (I)
ALECT2
 
Alectra
alectra
(I)
ALSE4
 
Alternanthera sessilis
sessile joyweed
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
ASFI2
 
 
Asphodelus fistulosus
onionweed
pink asphodel
L48 (I)
AVST
 
Avena sterilis
animated oat
L48 (I), CAN (W)
AZPI
 
 
 
Azolla pinnata
feathered mosquitofern
mosquito fern
water velvet
L48 (I)
CAOX6
CAOX2
 
Carthamus oxyacanthus
Carthamus oxyacantha
wild safflower
L48 (I)
CATA5
 
Caulerpa taxifolia
killer algae
L48 (I)
CHAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chrysopogon aciculatus
Mackie's pest
golden beardgrass
inifuk
matapekepeke
pilipiliula
seed grass
(N), L48 (I), HI (I)
COBE2
 
Commelina benghalensis
benghal dayflower
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
CRVU2
 
 
Crupina vulgaris
bearded creeper
common crupina
L48 (I)
CUSCU
 
Cuscuta
dodder
(I,N), L48 (I,N)
DIAB
DISC5
 
 
 
Digitaria abyssinica
Digitaria scalarum
African couchgrass
bluecouch
fingergrass
HI (I)
DIVE2
 
 
Digitaria velutina
annual couchgrass
velvet fingergrass
L48 (I)
DRAR7
 
Drymaria arenarioides
alfombrilla
EIAZ2
 
Eichhornia azurea
anchored water hyacinth
L48 (I), PR (I)
EMAU
 
Emex australis
three-cornered jack
L48 (I)
EMSP
 
Emex spinosa
devil's thorn
L48 (I), HI (I)
GAOF
 
Galega officinalis
goat's rue
L48 (I), CAN (I)
HEMA17
 
Heracleum mantegazzianum
giant hogweed
L48 (I), CAN (I)
HYVE3
 
 
 
Hydrilla verticillata
Florida elodea
hydrilla
water thyme
L48 (I)
HYPO3
 
 
 
Hygrophila polysperma
East Indian hygrophila
Indian swampweed
Miramar weed
L48 (I)
IMBR
 
Imperata brasiliensis
Brazilian satintail
L48 (I), PR (I)
IMCY
 
 
 
 
 
 
Imperata cylindrica
alang-alang
blady grass
cogon grass
kunai
paillotte
santintail
(NI), L48 (I)
IPAQ
 
 
 
Ipomoea aquatica
Chinese waterspinach
swamp morningglory
water spinach
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
ISRU
 
 
 
 
 
Ischaemum rugosum
co muraina
murain grass
saramattagrass
tho muraina
wrinkle duck-beak
(N), L48 (I)
LAMA15
 
 
 
Lagarosiphon major
African elodea
South African oxygen weed
oxygen weed
LECH2
 
Leptochloa chinensis
Asian sprangletop
LISE3
 
 
 
Limnophila sessiliflora
Asian marshweed
ambulia
limnophila
L48 (I)
LYFE4
LYFE3
 
 
Lycium ferocissimum
Lycium ferrocissimum
African boxthorn
boxthorn
L48 (I)
MEQU
 
 
 
 
 
Melaleuca quinquenervia
cajeput tree
melaleuca
niaouli
paperbark
punktree
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
MEMA
 
Melastoma malabathricum
Malabar melastome
(N), HI (I)
MICO16
 
Mikania cordata
mile-a-minute
MIMI5
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mikania micrantha
Chinese creeper
kwalo koburu
liane americaine
mile-a-minute
ovaova
wa mbosuvu
L48 (I), PR (N)
MIDI8
MIIN80
 
 
Mimosa diplotricha
Mimosa invisa
giant false sensitive plant
giant sensitive plant
(I), HI (I), PR (I)
MIPE2
MIPI
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mimosa pellita
Mimosa pigra
amourette
bashful plant
catclaw mimosa
dormilona
giant mimosa
thorny sensitive plant
L48 (N), PR (N)
MOHA2
 
 
Monochoria hastata
arrowleaf falsepickerelweed
monochoria
MOVA
 
 
Monochoria vaginalis
heartshape false pickerelweed
pickerel weed
L48 (I), HI (I)
MOCO8
HOCO6
 
Moraea collina
Homeria collina
Cape tulip
L48 (I)
MOFL2
HOFL4
 
Moraea flaccida
Homeria flaccida
Cape tulip
MOMI4
 
Moraea miniata
Cape tulip
MOOC2 Moraea ochroleuca
MOPA8 Moraea pallida
NATR3
 
Nassella trichotoma
serrated tussock grass
L48 (I)
ONAC2 Onopordum acaulon
ONIL
 
Onopordum illyricum
thistle
L48 (I)
OPAU10
 
Opuntia aurantiaca
jointed prickly pear
OROBA
 
Orobanche
broomrape
(N), L48 (I,N)
ORLO3
 
 
Oryza longistaminata
longstamen rice
red rice
ORPU13
 
Oryza punctata
red rice
ORRU
 
 
 
Oryza rufipogon
brownbeard rice
red rice
wild red rice
L48 (I)
OTAL
 
Ottelia alismoides
duck lettuce
L48 (I)
PASC6
 
Paspalum scrobiculatum
kodomillet
(NI), L48 (I), HI (I)
PECL2
 
Pennisetum clandestinum
Kikuyu grass
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
PEMA80
 
Pennisetum macrourum
African feathergrass
L48 (I), HI (I)
PEPE24
 
Pennisetum pedicellatum
Kyasuma grass
L48 (I)
PEPO14
PEPO4
 
 
 
 
Pennisetum polystachion
Pennisetum polystachyon
feathery pennisetum
mission grass
queue de chat
thin napiergrass
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
PRAL11
 
Prosopis alpataco
mesquite
PRAR6
 
Prosopis argentina
mesquite
PRBU2
 
Prosopis burkartii
mesquite
PRCA9
 
Prosopis caldenia
mesquite
PRCA10
 
Prosopis calingastana
mesquite
PRCA11
 
Prosopis campestris
mesquite
PRCA12
 
Prosopis castellanosii
mesquite
PRDE4
 
Prosopis denudans
mesquite
PREL5
 
Prosopis elata
mesquite
PRFA2
 
Prosopis farcta
Syrian mesquite
L48 (I)
PRFE2
 
Prosopis ferox
mesquite
PRFI4
 
Prosopis fiebrigii
mesquite
PRHA4
 
Prosopis hassleri
mesquite
PRHU3
 
Prosopis humilis
mesquite
PRKU2
 
Prosopis kuntzei
mesquite
PRPA4
 
 
 
Prosopis pallida
algaroba
kiawe
mesquite
(I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
PRPA10
 
Prosopis palmeri
mesquite
PRRE2
 
Prosopis reptans
tornillo
L48 (N)
PRRO4
 
Prosopis rojasiana
mesquite
PRRU4
 
Prosopis ruizlealii
mesquite
PRRU5
 
Prosopis ruscifolia
mesquite
PRSE5
 
Prosopis sericantha
mesquite
PRST3
 
Prosopis strombulifera
Argentine screwbean
L48 (I)
PRTO3
 
Prosopis torquata
mesquite
PRVE
PRAR4
 
Prosopis velutina
Prosopis articulata
velvet mesquite
L48 (N), HI (I)
ROCO6
 
Rottboellia cochinchinensis
itchgrass
L48 (I), PR (I)
RUFR80
 
Rubus fruticosus
bramble blackberry
RUMO4
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rubus moluccanus
Molucca bramble
Molucca raspberry
kohkihl
soni
wa ngandrongandro
wild raspberry
SASP
 
 
 
 
Saccharum spontaneum
ahlek
loa
wild cane
wild sugarcane
(N), HI (I), PR (I)
SASA7
 
 
Sagittaria sagittifolia
Hawaii arrowhead
arrowhead
SAVE6
 
Salsola vermiculata
wormleaf salsola
L48 (I)
SAAU
 
Salvinia auriculata
eared watermoss
PR (I)
SABI9
 
Salvinia biloba
giant salvinia
SAHE7
 
Salvinia herzogii
giant salvinia
SAMO5
 
 
 
 
 
Salvinia molesta
African payal
giant salvinia
kariba weed
salvinia
water fern
L48 (I), HI (I)
SEPUP3
SEPA82
 
 
Setaria pumila ssp. pallidefusca
Setaria pallidifusca
cattail grass
yellow bristlegrass
L48 (I)
SOTA3
 
 
Solanum tampicense
aquatic soda apple
wetland nightshade
L48 (I)
SOTO4
 
 
 
 
 
 
Solanum torvum
bhankatiya
devil's fig
fausse aubergine
kausoni
prickly solanum
turkeyberry
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
SOVI2
 
Solanum viarum
tropical soda apple
L48 (I)
SPER
 
 
 
Sparganium erectum
branched burreed
exotic bur-reed
simplestem bur-reed
L48 (I)
SPAL3
 
 
Spermacoce alata
borreria
winged false buttonweed
STRIG
 
Striga
witchweed
(N), L48 (I)
TRPR5
 
 
 
Tridax procumbens
cadillo chisaca
coatbuttons
tridax
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
URPA
 
Urochloa panicoides
liveseed grass
L48 (I)
 
   
*CodeNative Status
I Introduced
I,N None
N Native
W Waif

*CodeNative Status Jurisdiction
None
L48 Lower 48 States
HI Hawaii
PR Puerto Rico
VI Virgin Islands
CAN Canada

 

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