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U.S. Weeds with Scientific Name =L*
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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 Common Name
Scientific Name
Source Native Status*

LAMO5
acuate
Lagascea mollis

STATE

L48 (I), PR (I), VI (I)

LYFE4
LYFE3
African boxthorn
Lycium ferocissimum
Lycium ferrocissimum


US, STATE

L48 (I)

LAMA15
African elodea
Lagarosiphon major

US, STATE


LAGAR
African elodea
Lagarosiphon

STATE


LEPA3
Amazon sprangletop
Leptochloa panicoides

SWSS

L48 (N), PR (N)

LIIN5
ambulia
Limnophila indica

STATE

(N), L48 (I)

LISE3
ambulia
Limnophila sessiliflora

US, STATE

L48 (I)

LYAM
American bugleweed
Lycopus americanus

NE&GP

L48 (N), CAN (N)

LYAM
American water horehound
Lycopus americanus

NE&GP

L48 (N), CAN (N)

LOMA6
Amur bush honeysuckle
Lonicera maackii

STATE, SEEPPC, WI

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LOPEM2
annual ryegrass
Lolium perenne ssp. multiflorum

Cal-IPC, N'EAST, SWSS

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)

LOPEM2
LOMU
annual ryegrass
Lolium perenne ssp. multiflorum
Lolium multiflorum

Cal-IPC, N'EAST, SWSS
WSWS

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)

LISE3
Asian marshweed
Limnophila sessiliflora

US, STATE

L48 (I)

LECH2
Asian sprangletop
Leptochloa chinensis

US, STATE


LEFUF
bearded sprangletop
Leptochloa fusca ssp. fascicularis

SWSS

L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N), CAN (I)

LEFUF
LEFA
bearded sprangletop
Leptochloa fusca ssp. fascicularis
Leptochloa fascicularis

SWSS
NE&GP

L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N), CAN (I)

LOBE
bella honeysuckle
Lonicera ×bella

STATE, WI

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LEBI2
bicolor lespedeza
Lespedeza bicolor

SEEPPC

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LOCO6
birdfoot deervetch
Lotus corniculatus

N'EAST, NE&GP

L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

LOCO6
birdsfoot trefoil
Lotus corniculatus

N'EAST, NE&GP

L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

LOCO6
bloomfell
Lotus corniculatus

N'EAST, NE&GP

L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

LATAP
LAPU
blue lettuce
Lactuca tatarica var. pulchella
Lactuca pulchella


STATE, NE&GP, WSWS

L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

LIOB
blunt-leaved privet
Ligustrum obtusifolium

STATE

L48 (I)

LYFE4
LYFE3
boxthorn
Lycium ferocissimum
Lycium ferrocissimum


US, STATE

L48 (I)

LELA2
broadleaved peppergrass
Lepidium latifolium

STATE, Cal-IPC, WSWS

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LOTA
bush honeysuckle
Lonicera tatarica

STATE, N'EAST, WI

L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)

LIVU2
butter and eggs
Linaria vulgaris

STATE, N'EAST, NE&GP, WSWS

L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)

LIOV
California privet
Ligustrum ovalifolium

STATE

L48 (I), PR (I), CAN (I)

LOCO6
cat's clover
Lotus corniculatus

N'EAST, NE&GP

L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

LASE
China lettuce
Lactuca serriola

KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

LICH3
Chinese fan palm
Livistona chinensis

FLEPPC

L48 (I), HI (I)

LOJA
Chinese honeysuckle
Lonicera japonica

STATE, FLEPPC, HEAR, N'EAST, SEEPPC, SWSS, WI

L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I)

LECU
Chinese lespedeza
Lespedeza cuneata

STATE, SEEPPC

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

LISI
Chinese privet
Ligustrum sinense

FLEPPC, SEEPPC

L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)

LEPE2
clasping pepperweed
Lepidium perfoliatum

WSWS

L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)

LECA2
common motherwort
Leonurus cardiaca

NE&GP

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LACO3
common nipplewort
Lapsana communis

WSWS

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I)

LEDE
common pepperweed
Lepidium densiflorum

NE&GP

L48 (I,N), AK (I?), HI (I)

LIVU
common privet
Ligustrum vulgare

SEEPPC, WI

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LYNU
creeping jenny
Lysimachia nummularia

N'EAST, SEEPPC, WI

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LUPE5
creeping waterprimrose
Ludwigia peploides

KY, SWSS

L48 (I,N), PR (N)

LATR2
creosotebush
Larrea tridentata

WSWS

L48 (N)

LOCO6
crowtoes
Lotus corniculatus

N'EAST, NE&GP

L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

LIDAD
Dalmatian toadflax
Linaria dalmatica ssp. dalmatica

STATE

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LIDAD
LIGED
Dalmatian toadflax
Linaria dalmatica ssp. dalmatica
Linaria genistifolia ssp. dalmatica

STATE
STATE, WSWS

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LIDA
Dalmatian toadflax
Linaria dalmatica

STATE

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LOTE2
darnel
Lolium temulentum

STATE

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

LOXY
dwarf honeysuckle
Lonicera xylosteum

STATE

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LIVU
European privet
Ligustrum vulgare

SEEPPC, WI

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LYVI3
European wand loosestrife
Lythrum virgatum

STATE

L48 (I)

LALA4
everlasting peavine
Lathyrus latifolius

SWSS, WSWS

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

LECA5
field pepperweed
Lepidium campestre

KY, N'EAST

L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

LAOC3
flatspine stickseed
Lappula occidentalis

NE&GP, WSWS

L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

LIVU2
flaxweed
Linaria vulgaris

STATE, N'EAST, NE&GP, WSWS

L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)

LUPE5
floating primrose-willow
Ludwigia peploides

KY, SWSS

L48 (I,N), PR (N)

LICH3
fountain palm
Livistona chinensis

FLEPPC

L48 (I), HI (I)

LYVU
garden loosestrife
Lysimachia vulgaris

STATE

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LAPU12
SPOL2
giant duckweed
Landoltia punctata
Spirodela oligorrhiza


STATE

L48 (N), HI (N), PR (N)

LILU2
glossy privet
Ligustrum lucidum

FLEPPC

L48 (I)

LEDE
greenflower pepperweed
Lepidium densiflorum

NE&GP

L48 (I,N), AK (I?), HI (I)

LOCO6
ground honeysuckle
Lotus corniculatus

N'EAST, NE&GP

L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

LUGRG2
LUUR
hairy water-primrose
Ludwigia grandiflora ssp. grandiflora
Ludwigia uruguayensis


STATE, SEEPPC

L48 (I)

LAAM
henbit
Lamium amplexicaule

KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (W)

LAPUI
hybrid deadnettle
Lamium purpureum var. incisum

SWSS

L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (W)

LOPEM2
Italian ryegrass
Lolium perenne ssp. multiflorum

Cal-IPC, N'EAST, SWSS

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)

LOPEM2
LOMU
Italian ryegrass
Lolium perenne ssp. multiflorum
Lolium multiflorum

Cal-IPC, N'EAST, SWSS
WSWS

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)

LIVU2
Jacob's ladder
Linaria vulgaris

STATE, N'EAST, NE&GP, WSWS

L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)

LOFR
January jasmine
Lonicera fragrantissima

SEEPPC

L48 (I)

LYJA
Japanese climbing fern
Lygodium japonicum

STATE, FLEPPC

L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)

LOJA
Japanese honeysuckle
Lonicera japonica

STATE, FLEPPC, HEAR, N'EAST, SEEPPC, SWSS, WI

L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I)

LELE10
koa haole
Leucaena leucocephala

FLEPPC, HEAR

(I), L48 (I), VI (I)

LACA2
lantana
Lantana camara

FLEPPC, HEAR

(N), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)

LELE10
lead tree
Leucaena leucocephala

FLEPPC, HEAR

(I), L48 (I), VI (I)

LEHO7
lepyrodiclis
Lepyrodiclis holosteoides

STATE

L48 (I)

LISE3
limnophila
Limnophila sessiliflora

US, STATE

L48 (I)

LUCR5
liverwort
Lunularia cruciata

N'EAST

NA (N)

LUPU
low lupine
Lupinus pusillus

NE&GP

L48 (N), CAN (N)

LEVU
CHLEP
marguerite
Leucanthemum vulgare
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum var. pinnatifidum

STATE, Cal-IPC
STATE, KY, N'EAST, SWSS, WI

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

LYBA4
LYHA
matrimony vine
Lycium barbarum
Lycium halimifolium


NE&GP

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LEFUU
LEUN2
Mexican sprangletop
Leptochloa fusca ssp. uninervia
Leptochloa uninervia


WSWS

L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N)

LYNU
moneywort
Lysimachia nummularia

N'EAST, SEEPPC, WI

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LOMO2
Morrow's bush honeysuckle
Lonicera morrowii

STATE, SEEPPC, WI

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LOMO2
Morrow's honeysuckle
Lonicera morrowii

STATE, SEEPPC, WI

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LECA2
motherwort
Leonurus cardiaca

NE&GP

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LIGE
narrow-leaved Dalmatian toadflax
Linaria genistifolia

STATE

L48 (I)

LUPL
Nebraska lupine
Lupinus plattensis

NE&GP

L48 (N)

LESC2
New Zealand tea
Leptospermum scoparium

HEAR

HI (I)

LACO3
nipplewort
Lapsana communis

WSWS

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I)

LYMI
Old World climbing fern
Lygodium microphyllum

STATE, FLEPPC

(N), L48 (I)

LEVU
oxeye daisy
Leucanthemum vulgare

STATE, Cal-IPC

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

LEVU
CHLE80
oxeye daisy
Leucanthemum vulgare
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum

STATE, Cal-IPC
STATE, SEEPPC, WSWS

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

LEVU
CHLEP
oxeye daisy
Leucanthemum vulgare
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum var. pinnatifidum

STATE, Cal-IPC
STATE, KY, N'EAST, SWSS, WI

L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

LAMA15
oxygen weed
Lagarosiphon major

US, STATE


LEDE
peppergrass
Lepidium densiflorum

NE&GP

L48 (I,N), AK (I?), HI (I)

LEVI3
peppergrass
Lepidium virginicum

N'EAST, SWSS

(I), L48 (N), AK (I?), HI (I), PR (N), VI (I), CAN (NI)

LALA4
perennial pea
Lathyrus latifolius

SWSS, WSWS

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

LALA4
perennial peavine
Lathyrus latifolius

SWSS, WSWS

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

LELA2
perennial pepperweed
Lepidium latifolium

STATE, Cal-IPC, WSWS

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LUPL
Platte lupine
Lupinus plattensis

NE&GP

L48 (N)

LEVI3
poorman's pepper
Lepidium virginicum

N'EAST, SWSS

(I), L48 (N), AK (I?), HI (I), PR (N), VI (I), CAN (NI)

LASE
prickly lettuce
Lactuca serriola

KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

LAPUI
purple deadnettle
Lamium purpureum var. incisum

SWSS

L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (W)

LAPU2
purple deadnettle
Lamium purpureum

WSWS

(I,W), L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)

LYSA2
purple loosestrife
Lythrum salicaria

STATE, Cal-IPC, N'EAST, NE&GP, SEEPPC, SWSS, WI, WSWS

L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

LYTHR
purple loosestrife
Lythrum

STATE

(I,N), L48 (I,N)

LYSA2
purple lythrum
Lythrum salicaria

STATE, Cal-IPC, N'EAST, NE&GP, SEEPPC, SWSS, WI, WSWS

L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

LYFL3
ragged robin
Lychnis flos-cuculi

STATE

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LYSA2
rainbow weed
Lythrum salicaria

STATE, Cal-IPC, N'EAST, NE&GP, SEEPPC, SWSS, WI, WSWS

L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

LIVU2
ramsted
Linaria vulgaris

STATE, N'EAST, NE&GP, WSWS

L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)

LAPUI
red deadnettle
Lamium purpureum var. incisum

SWSS

L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (W)

LAPU2
red deadnettle
Lamium purpureum

WSWS

(I,W), L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)

LYJU
rush skeletonplant
Lygodesmia juncea

NE&GP, WSWS

L48 (N), CAN (N)

LYJU
rush skeletonweed
Lygodesmia juncea

NE&GP, WSWS

L48 (N), CAN (N)

LUPU
rusty lupine
Lupinus pusillus

NE&GP

L48 (N), CAN (N)

LYSA2
salicaire
Lythrum salicaria

STATE, Cal-IPC, N'EAST, NE&GP, SEEPPC, SWSS, WI, WSWS

L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

LIFL5
Sawah flowering rush
Limnocharis flava

STATE


LECU
sericea lespedeza
Lespedeza cuneata

STATE, SEEPPC

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

LYJU
skeletonweed
Lygodesmia juncea

NE&GP, WSWS

L48 (N), CAN (N)

LYMI
small leaf climbing fern
Lygodium microphyllum

STATE, FLEPPC

(N), L48 (I)

LUPU
small lupine
Lupinus pusillus

NE&GP

L48 (N), CAN (N)

LAMA15
South African oxygen weed
Lagarosiphon major

US, STATE


LEAU3
southern pepperwort
Lepidium austrinum

SWSS

L48 (N)

LYSA2
spiked loosestrife
Lythrum salicaria

STATE, Cal-IPC, N'EAST, NE&GP, SEEPPC, SWSS, WI, WSWS

L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)

LISP2
spongeplant
Limnobium spongia

STATE

L48 (N)

LEFUF
LEFA
sprangletop
Leptochloa fusca ssp. fascicularis
Leptochloa fascicularis

SWSS
NE&GP

L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N), CAN (I)

LUPE3
sundial lupine
Lupinus perennis

SWSS

L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (I)

LOFR
sweet breath-of-spring
Lonicera fragrantissima

SEEPPC

L48 (I)

LELA2
tall whitetop
Lepidium latifolium

STATE, Cal-IPC, WSWS

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LOTA
Tartarian honeysuckle
Lonicera tatarica

STATE, N'EAST, WI

L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)

LILU2
tree privet
Ligustrum lucidum

FLEPPC

L48 (I)

LUGRH
LUHE5
Uraguay waterprimrose
Ludwigia grandiflora ssp. hexapetala
Ludwigia hexapetala


STATE

L48 (I)

LUGRG2
LUUR
Uruguay waterprimrose
Ludwigia grandiflora ssp. grandiflora
Ludwigia uruguayensis


STATE, SEEPPC

L48 (I)

LOCO9
vinegartree
Lophostemon confertus

HEAR

HI (I)

LELA2
Virginia pepperweed
Lepidium latifolium

STATE, Cal-IPC, WSWS

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LEVI3
Virginia pepperweed
Lepidium virginicum

N'EAST, SWSS

(I), L48 (N), AK (I?), HI (I), PR (N), VI (I), CAN (NI)

LEVI3
Virginian peppercress
Lepidium virginicum

N'EAST, SWSS

(I), L48 (N), AK (I?), HI (I), PR (N), VI (I), CAN (NI)

LYAM
water horehound
Lycopus americanus

NE&GP

L48 (N), CAN (N)

LAOC3
western sticktight
Lappula occidentalis

NE&GP, WSWS

L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

LOBE
whitebell honesuckle
Lonicera ×bella

STATE, WI

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LASE
wild lettuce
Lactuca serriola

KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS

L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

LIVU
wild privet
Ligustrum vulgare

SEEPPC, WI

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LIVU2
wild snapdragon
Linaria vulgaris

STATE, N'EAST, NE&GP, WSWS

L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)

LUDE4
wingleaf primrose-willow
Ludwigia decurrens

SWSS

L48 (N), PR (N)

LAFL
woodland lettuce
Lactuca floridana

SWSS

L48 (N), PR (N), CAN (N)

LUWY
Wyeth lupine
Lupinus wyethii

WSWS

L48 (N), CAN (N)

LUAR
yellow bush lupine
Lupinus arboreus

Cal-IPC

L48 (N), CAN (I)

LIVU2
yellow toadflax
Linaria vulgaris

STATE, N'EAST, NE&GP, WSWS

L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
 
   
*CodeNative Status
I Introduced
I,N None
I,W None
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
NA North America

 

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