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U.S. Weeds with Common Name =K*
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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*
BIJA
 
Bischofia javanica
koka
FLEPPC
 
(N), L48 (I), HI (I)
OCEL
 
Ochrosia elliptica
kopsia
FLEPPC
 
L48 (I)
LELE10
 
Leucaena leucocephala
koa haole
FLEPPC, HEAR
 
(I), L48 (I), VI (I)
PSCA
 
Psidium cattleianum
kuahpa
FLEPPC, HEAR
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
SYCU
 
Syzygium cumini
kavika ni India
FLEPPC, HEAR
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I)
SYJA
 
 
Syzygium jambos
kavika ni India
kavika ni vavalangi
FLEPPC, HEAR
 
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
BIPI
 
Bidens pilosa
kofe tonga
HEAR
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (I)
CLHI3
 
 
 
Clidemia hirta
Koster's curse
kaurasiga
kui
HEAR
 
 
 
(I), L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
COLA6
 
Corynocarpus laevigatus
karakaranut
HEAR
 
HI (I)
HEGA
 
Hedychium gardnerianum
Kahili ginger
HEAR
 
HI (I)
PSGU
 
 
Psidium guajava
kautonga
kuahpa
HEAR
 
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
VAFA
ACFA
 
 
Vachellia farnesiana
Acacia farnesiana
kandaroma
klu
HEAR
HEAR
 
 
(I), L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
SCAN2
 
Scleranthus annuus
knawel
N'EAST
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
POPR
 
Poa pratensis
Kentucky bluegrass
NE&GP, WI
 
(I,N), L48 (I,N), AK (NI), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (NI), GL (I,N), SPM (I)
KUST
 
Kummerowia stipulacea
Korean clover
SEEPPC
 
L48 (I)
ACPA8
 
Acacia paradoxa
kangaroothorn
STATE
 
L48 (I)
CLHIH2
 
Clidemia hirta var. hirta
Koster's curse
STATE
 
L48 (N)
PUMO
 
Pueraria montana
kudzu
STATE
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I)
ROSY
 
Rorippa sylvestris
keek
STATE
 
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I)
SIARA
BRAR11
BRKA
 
BRKAP2
Sinapis arvensis ssp. arvensis
Brassica arvensis
Brassica kaber
kaber mustard
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)
HYPE
 
Hypericum perforatum
Klamathweed
STATE, Cal-IPC, NE&GP, SEEPPC, SWSS, WI, WSWS
 
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
PUMOL
 
PULO
 
 
PUTH
 
Pueraria montana var. lobata
kudzu
Pueraria lobata
kudzu
kudzu vine
Pueraria thunbergiana
kudzu
STATE, FLEPPC
 
STATE, HEAR, KY, N'EAST, SEEPPC, SWSS
 
 
STATE
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I)
GRBA
 
Grevillea banksii
Kahili flower
STATE, HEAR
 
HI (I)
CEEC
 
Cenchrus echinatus
konpeito-gusa
STATE, HEAR, SWSS
 
(I,N), L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
BASC5
KOSC
 
Bassia scoparia
Kochia scoparia
kochia

STATE, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
SIARA
BRAR11
BRKA
 
BRKAP2
Sinapis arvensis ssp. arvensis
Brassica arvensis
Brassica kaber
kaber mustard
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)
SORO
 
Solanum rostratum
Kansas thistle
STATE, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (N), CAN (W)
AEIN
 
Aeschynomene indica
kat sola
STATE, SWSS
 
L48 (N), PR (N)
CYRO
 
Cyperus rotundus
kili'o'opu
STATE, SWSS, WSWS
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
ANSY
 
Anthriscus sylvestris
keck
STATE, WSWS
 
L48 (I), CAN (I), GL (I)
DICI
 
Digitaria ciliaris
kukaepua'a
SWSS
 
(I,N), L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
HERE
 
Heteranthera reniformis
kidneyleaf mudplantain
SWSS
 
L48 (N), PR (N)
CATA5
 
Caulerpa taxifolia
killer algae
US, STATE
 
L48 (I)
MIMI5
 
Mikania micrantha
kwalo koburu
US, STATE
 
L48 (I), PR (N)
PASC6
 
Paspalum scrobiculatum
kodomillet
US, STATE
 
(NI), L48 (I), HI (I)
PEPE24
 
Pennisetum pedicellatum
Kyasuma grass
US, STATE
 
L48 (I)
SAMO5
 
Salvinia molesta
kariba weed
US, STATE, Cal-IPC
 
L48 (I), HI (I)
IMCY
 
Imperata cylindrica
kunai
US, STATE, FLEPPC, SWSS
 
(NI), L48 (I)
SOTO4
 
Solanum torvum
kausoni
US, STATE, FLEPPC, WSWS
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
PRPA4
 
Prosopis pallida
kiawe
US, STATE, HEAR
 
(I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
PECL2
 
Pennisetum clandestinum
Kikuyu grass
US, STATE, HEAR, WSWS
 
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
RUMO4
 
Rubus moluccanus
kohkihl
US, STATE, N'EAST
 
ALPU3
 
Alternanthera pungens
khakiweed
WSWS
 
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
 
   
*CodeNative Status
I Introduced
I,N None
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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