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U.S. Weeds with Common Name =A*
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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*
ACAU
 
Acacia auriculiformis
auri
FLEPPC
 
(I), L48 (I)
ACGI
 
Acer ginnala
Amur maple
WI
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
ACME
 
Acacia melanoxylon
Australian blackwood
HEAR
 
L48 (I), HI (I)
AEGIN
 
Aeginetia
aeginetia
US, STATE
 
ALECT2
 
Alectra
alectra
US, STATE
 
(I)
ALPH
 
Alternanthera philoxeroides
alligator weed
STATE, FLEPPC, SEEPPC, SWSS
 
L48 (I), PR (I)
ALTER2
 
Alternanthera
alligatorweed
STATE
 
(I,N), L48 (I,N)
AMAC2
 
Ambrosia acanthicarpa
annual bursage
WSWS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
AMAR2
 
Ambrosia artemisiifolia
annual ragweed
STATE, KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (I,N), HI (I), CAN (N)
AMBR7
 
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata
Amur peppervine
WI
 
L48 (I)
ANAR16
 
Anchusa arvensis
annual bugloss
STATE
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
ARAB3
 
Artemisia absinthium
absinth wormwood
STATE
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
ARAL
 
Archontophoenix alexandrae
Alexandra palm
HEAR
 
HI (I)
ARAN3
 
Artemisia annua
annual wormwood
KY
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
ARPO2
 
Argemone polyanthemos
annual pricklepoppy
NE&GP, WSWS
 
L48 (N)
ASAE3
ASDE12
 
Asparagus aethiopicus
Asparagus densiflorus
asparagus fern
FLEPPC
FLEPPC, HEAR
 
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
ATSE
 
Atriplex semibaccata
Australian saltbush
Cal-IPC
 
L48 (I), HI (I)
AVST
 
Avena sterilis
animated oat
US, STATE
 
L48 (I), CAN (W)
BAOR
 
Barbarea orthoceras
American yellowrocket
WSWS
 
L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)
BRIN2
 
Bromus inermis
awnless brome
NE&GP, SEEPPC, WI
 
(I,N), L48 (I,N), AK (NI), CAN (NI), GL (I), SPM (I)
BROV4
 
Brunnichia ovata
American buckwheat vine
SWSS
 
L48 (N)
BRTO
 
 
Brassica tournefortii
African mustard
Asian mustard
Cal-IPC
 
 
L48 (I)
CAAN22
 
Calophyllum antillanum
Alexandrian laurel
FLEPPC
 
L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)
CAEQ
 
Casuarina equisetifolia
Australian pine
FLEPPC, HEAR
 
(I,N), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
CASUA
 
Casuarina
Australian pine
STATE
 
(I), L48 (I)
CEOR7
 
Celastrus orbiculatus
Asiatic bittersweet
STATE, N'EAST, SEEPPC, WI
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
COAS3
 
 
Colubrina asiatica
Asian nakedwood
Asian snakewood
FLEPPC
 
 
(N), L48 (I), HI (I)
COBO
 
Conyza bonariensis
asthmaweed
WSWS
 
(I), L48 (I)
COCO3
 
Commelina communis
Asiatic dayflower
KY, N'EAST, SWSS
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
COJU2
 
Cortaderia jubata
Andean pampas grass
STATE, Cal-IPC, HEAR
 
L48 (I), HI (I)
CUCA5
 
Cuscuta cassytoides
African dodder
N'EAST
 
L48 (I)
CUME
CUMED
 
Cucumis melo
Cucumis melo var. dudaim
Armenian cucumber
SWSS
STATE
 
(I), L48 (I), PR (I), CAN (W)
CYCA
 
Cynara cardunculus
artichoke thistle
STATE, Cal-IPC
 
L48 (I)
DAIN2
DAIN5
 
Datura inoxia
Datura innoxia
angel's trumpet

WSWS
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (W)
DIAB
DISC5
 
Digitaria abyssinica
Digitaria scalarum
African couchgrass

US, STATE
 
HI (I)
DIBI
 
Digitaria bicornis
Asian crabgrass
SWSS
 
(I), L48 (N), PR (N)
DIBU
 
 
Dioscorea bulbifera
air potato
air yam
STATE, FLEPPC
 
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
DICI2
 
DINU6
Dichrostachys cinerea
aroma
Dichrostachys nutans
STATE
 
STATE
L48 (I)
DIOP
DIBA2
 
Dioscorea oppositifolia
Dioscorea batatas
air-potato

SEEPPC
 
L48 (I)
DIVE2
 
Digitaria velutina
annual couchgrass
US, STATE
 
L48 (I)
DRAR7
 
Drymaria arenarioides
alfombrilla
US, STATE
 
EIAZ2
 
Eichhornia azurea
anchored water hyacinth
US, STATE
 
L48 (I), PR (I)
ELNY
 
Ellisia nyctelea
Aunt Lucy
NE&GP
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
ELUM
 
Elaeagnus umbellata
autumn olive
STATE, SEEPPC, WI
 
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
ERAN
 
Erigeron annuus
annual fleabane
KY
 
(I), L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (I)
ERAN4
 
 
Eriogonum annuum
annual buckwheat
annual eriogonum
NE&GP
 
 
L48 (N)
ERCI6
 
 
Erodium cicutarium
alfilaree
alfilaria
STATE, N'EAST, SWSS, WSWS
 
 
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I)
ERGL11
ERGL8
 
Erechtites glomeratus
Erechtites glomerata
Australian fireweed
Cal-IPC
Cal-IPC
 
L48 (I)
ERMI8
ERMI6
 
Erechtites minimus
Erechtites minima
Australian fireweed
Cal-IPC
Cal-IPC
 
L48 (I)
FRAL4
RHFR
 
Frangula alnus
Rhamnus frangula
alder buckthorn
STATE
STATE, SEEPPC, WI
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
GLLE3
 
Glycyrrhiza lepidota
American licorice
NE&GP, WSWS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
HEAN3
 
Helianthus annuus
annual sunflower
STATE, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (N), AK (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
HEFL5
 
Hedychium flavescens
awapuhi melemele
HEAR
 
HI (I)
HISY
 
Hibiscus syriacus
althea
SEEPPC
 
L48 (I)
IMCY
 
Imperata cylindrica
alang-alang
US, STATE, FLEPPC, SWSS
 
(NI), L48 (I)
IVAN2
 
Iva annua
annual marshelder
KY
 
L48 (N)
JASA
 
Jasminum sambac
Arabian jasmine
FLEPPC
 
(I), L48 (I), PR (I), VI (I)
LAGAR
 
Lagarosiphon
African elodea
STATE
 
LAMA15
 
Lagarosiphon major
African elodea
US, STATE
 
LAMO5
 
Lagascea mollis
acuate
STATE
 
L48 (I), PR (I), VI (I)
LECH2
 
Leptochloa chinensis
Asian sprangletop
US, STATE
 
LEPA3
 
Leptochloa panicoides
Amazon sprangletop
SWSS
 
L48 (N), PR (N)
LIIN5
 
Limnophila indica
ambulia
STATE
 
(N), L48 (I)
LISE3
 
 
Limnophila sessiliflora
Asian marshweed
ambulia
US, STATE
 
 
L48 (I)
LOMA6
 
Lonicera maackii
Amur bush honeysuckle
STATE, SEEPPC, WI
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
LOPEM2
 
LOMU
 
Lolium perenne ssp. multiflorum
annual ryegrass
Lolium multiflorum
annual ryegrass
Cal-IPC, N'EAST, SWSS
 
WSWS
 
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
LYAM
 
 
Lycopus americanus
American bugleweed
American water horehound
NE&GP
 
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
LYFE4
LYFE3
 
Lycium ferocissimum
Lycium ferrocissimum
African boxthorn

US, STATE
 
L48 (I)
MALE3
 
SIHE8
 
 
Malvella leprosa
alkali mallow
Sida hederacea
alkali mallow
alkali sida
STATE
 
WSWS
 
 
L48 (N)
MECA9
 
Melastoma candidum
Asian melastome
HEAR
 
HI (I)
MESA
 
Medicago sativa
alfalfa
SWSS
 
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (I)
MIPE2
MIPI
 
Mimosa pellita
Mimosa pigra
amourette

US, STATE, FLEPPC
 
L48 (N), PR (N)
MOHA2
 
Monochoria hastata
arrowleaf falsepickerelweed
US, STATE
 
MUKE
 
 
Murdannia keisak
Asian spiderwort
aneilima
STATE, SEEPPC
 
 
L48 (I)
NELU
 
Nelumbo lutea
American water lotus
STATE
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
NEMU
 
Nephrolepis multiflora
Asian swordfern
FLEPPC
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
NIPH
 
Nicandra physalodes
apple of Peru
SWSS
 
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
PAQU2
 
Parthenocissus quinquefolia
American ivy
N'EAST, SWSS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
PEHA
 
Peganum harmala
African rue
STATE, WSWS
 
L48 (I)
PEMA80
 
Pennisetum macrourum
African feathergrass
US, STATE
 
L48 (I), HI (I)
PHAM4
 
Phytolacca americana
American pokeweed
KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
PIDI2
 
Pimenta dioica
allspice
HEAR
 
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
PIST2
 
Pistia stratiotes
apon-apon
STATE, FLEPPC
 
L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
PIUN2
 
Pittosporum undulatum
Australian cheesewood
STATE, HEAR
 
L48 (I), HI (I)
POAN
 
Poa annua
annual bluegrass
N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
(I), L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
POOL
 
Portulaca oleracea
akulikuli-kula
STATE, HEAR, KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
(NI), L48 (I,N), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (NI)
PRLO
 
Proboscidea louisianica
aphid trap
STATE, NE&GP, SWSS
 
L48 (N), CAN (I)
PRPA4
 
Prosopis pallida
algaroba
US, STATE, HEAR
 
(I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
PRST3
 
Prosopis strombulifera
Argentine screwbean
US, STATE
 
L48 (I)
PSGU
 
Psidium guajava
abas
HEAR
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
PUMOL
 
 
PULO
PUTH
Pueraria montana var. lobata
acha
aka
Pueraria lobata
Pueraria thunbergiana
STATE, FLEPPC
 
 
STATE, HEAR, KY, N'EAST, SEEPPC, SWSS
STATE
(I), L48 (I), HI (I)
RHCA9
 
Rhynchospora caduca
anglestem beaksedge
HEAR
 
L48 (N), HI (I)
RHMA2
 
Rhizophora mangle
American mangrove
HEAR
 
L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
RICO3
 
Ricinus communis
agaliya
Cal-IPC, FLEPPC, WSWS
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
ROAR3
 
Rosa arkansana
Arkansas rose
NE&GP
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
ROAU
 
Rorippa austriaca
Austrian fieldcress
STATE
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
SAAE
 
Salvia aethiopis
African sage
STATE, WSWS
 
L48 (I)
SAMO5
 
Salvinia molesta
African payal
US, STATE, Cal-IPC
 
L48 (I), HI (I)
SASA7
 
Sagittaria sagittifolia
arrowhead
US, STATE
 
SASP
 
Saccharum spontaneum
ahlek
US, STATE
 
(N), HI (I), PR (I)
SCAR
 
Schismus arabicus
Arabian schismus
Cal-IPC
 
L48 (I)
SCAR7
FEAR3
 
Schedonorus arundinaceus
Festuca arundinacea
Alta fescue

Cal-IPC, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
SCMO
 
Schinus molle
American pepper
Cal-IPC
 
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
SOAM
 
Solanum americanum
American black nightshade
SWSS
 
(I,N), L48 (N), HI (N?), PR (N), VI (N), CAN (I)
SOCA3
 
Solanum carolinense
apple of Sodom
STATE, KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS
 
L48 (N), CAN (I)
SOHA
 
Sorghum halepense
aleppo milletgrass
STATE, KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SEEPPC, SWSS, WSWS
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I)
SOOL
 
Sonchus oleraceus
annual sowthistle
N'EAST, SWSS, WSWS
 
(I), L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
SOTA3
 
Solanum tampicense
aquatic soda apple
US, STATE, FLEPPC
 
L48 (I)
SPAL
 
Spartina alterniflora
Atlantic cordgrass
STATE, Cal-IPC
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
SPCA2
 
Spathodea campanulata
African tuliptree
HEAR
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
SPSA3
 
Sphaerophysa salsula
Austrian peaweed
STATE, WSWS
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
STAS2
 
Striga asiatica
Asiatic witchweed
STATE, SWSS
 
(N), L48 (I)
SYJA
 
Syzygium jambos
apel en wai
FLEPPC, HEAR
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
SYPO
 
Syngonium podophyllum
arrowhead vine
FLEPPC
 
L48 (I), PR (I), VI (I)
TECA3
 
Teucrium canadense
American germander
NE&GP, SWSS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
TOCI
 
Toona ciliata
Australian redcedar
HEAR
 
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
TRMA20
TRMA4
 
Triglochin maritima
Triglochin maritimum
arrowgrass

NE&GP, WSWS
 
L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)
URLO
 
Urena lobata
aramina
STATE, FLEPPC
 
(I,N), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
VAFA
ACFA
 
Vachellia farnesiana
Acacia farnesiana
aroma
HEAR
HEAR
 
(I), L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
 
   
*CodeNative Status
I Introduced
I,N None
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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