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NRCS Invasive Species Policy
Invasive Species Executive Order 13112

Minnesota State-listed Noxious Weeds
109 records returned

Click on an accepted name below to view its PLANTS Profile with more information, and web links if available. Noxious weeds that are synonyms retain their noxious status, and are indented beneath the current PLANTS accepted name.

Agronomy Services Division. 2003. Minnesota noxious weed rules (20 October 2003). Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Symbol Scientific Name Noxious Common Name State Noxious Status Native Status*
AEGIN Aeginetia L. PNW
AGAD2 Ageratina adenophora (Spreng.) R.M. King & H. Rob. crofton weed PNW L48 (I), HI (I)
ALECT2 Alectra Thunb. PNW
ALPE4 Alliaria petiolata (M. Bieb.) Cavara & Grande garlic mustard PNW L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
ALSE4 Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R. Br. ex DC. sessile joyweed PNW (I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
ASFI2 Asphodelus fistulosus L. onionweed PNW L48 (I)
AVST Avena sterilis L. animated oat PNW L48 (I), CAN (W)
CASA3 Cannabis sativa L. hemp PNW L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I)
CAAC Carduus acanthoides L. plumeless thistle PNW L48 (I), CAN (I)
CANU4 Carduus nutans L. musk thistle PNW L48 (I), CAN (I)
CAOX6 Carthamus oxyacanthus M. Bieb. L48 (I)
CAOX2 Carthamus oxyacantha M. Bieb., orth. var. wild safflower PNW
CHAC Chrysopogon aciculatus (Retz.) Trin. pilipiliula PNW (N), L48 (I), HI (I)
CIAR4 Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop. Canada thistle PNW L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
CIVU Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten. bull thistle PNW L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
COBE2 Commelina benghalensis L. Benghal dayflower PNW (I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
COAR4 Convolvulus arvensis L. field bindweed PNW L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
CRVU2 Crupina vulgaris Cass. common crupina PNW L48 (I)
CUSCU Cuscuta L.1 dodder PNW
DIAB Digitaria abyssinica (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Stapf HI (I)
DISC5 Digitaria scalarum (Schweinf.) Chiov. African couch grass PNW
DIVE2 Digitaria velutina (Forssk.) P. Beauv. velvet fingergrass PNW L48 (I)
DRAR7 Drymaria arenarioides Humb. & Bonpl. ex Schult. [excluded] alfombrilla PNW
EMAU Emex australis Steinh. three-cornered jack PNW L48 (I)
EMSP Emex spinosa (L.) Campd. devil's thorn PNW L48 (I), HI (I)
EUES Euphorbia esula L. leafy spurge PNW L48 (I), CAN (I)
FRAL4 Frangula alnus Mill. L48 (I), CAN (I)
RHFR Rhamnus frangula L. glossy buckthorn RNW
GAOF Galega officinalis L. goatsrue PNW L48 (I), CAN (I)
HEMA17 Heracleum mantegazzianum Sommier & Levier giant hogweed PNW L48 (I), CAN (I)
IMBR Imperata brasiliensis Trin. Brazilian satintail PNW L48 (I), PR (I)
IMCY Imperata cylindrica (L.) P. Beauv. cogongrass PNW (NI), L48 (I)
ISRU Ischaemum rugosum Salisb. murain-grass PNW (N), L48 (I)
LECH2 Leptochloa chinensis (L.) Nees [excluded] Asian sprangletop PNW
LYFE4 Lycium ferocissimum Miers L48 (I)
LYFE3 Lycium ferrocissimum Miers, orth. var. African boxthorn PNW
LYSA2 Lythrum salicaria L. purple loosestrife PNW L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
LYVI3 Lythrum virgatum L. European wand loosestrife PNW L48 (I)
MEMA Melastoma malabathricum L. PNW (N), HI (I)
MICO16 Mikania cordata (Burm. f.) B.L. Rob. [excluded] mile-a-minute PNW
MIMI5 Mikania micrantha Kunth mile-a-minute PNW L48 (I), PR (N)
MIDI8 Mimosa diplotricha C. Wright (I), HI (I), PR (I)
MIIN80 Mimosa invisa Mart., non Mart. ex Colla giant sensitive plant PNW
MIPE2 Mimosa pellita Kunth ex Willd. L48 (N), PR (N)
MIPI Mimosa pigra auct. non L. catclaw mimosa PNW
MORAE Moraea Mill.
HOMER Homeria Vent. Cape tulip PNW
MOCO8 Moraea collina Thunb. L48 (I)
HOCO6 Homeria collina (Thunb.) Salisb. Cape tulip PNW
MOFL2 Moraea flaccida (Sweet) Steud.
HOFL4 Homeria flaccida Sweet Cape tulip PNW
MOOC2 Moraea ochroleuca (Salisb.) Drapiez
HOOC Homeria ochroleuca Salisb. Cape tulip PNW
MOPA8 Moraea pallida (Baker) Goldblatt
HOPA11 Homeria pallida Baker Cape tulip PNW
NATR3 Nassella trichotoma (Nees) Hack. serrated tussock PNW L48 (I)
OPAU10 Opuntia aurantiaca Lindl. jointed prickly pear PNW
OROBA Orobanche L.1 broomrape PNW
ORLO3 Oryza longistaminata A. Chev. & Roehr. red rice PNW
ORPU13 Oryza punctata Kotzchy ex Steud. red rice PNW
ORRU Oryza rufipogon Griffiths red rice PNW L48 (I)
PASC6 Paspalum scrobiculatum L. Kodo-millet PNW (NI), L48 (I), HI (I)
PECL2 Pennisetum clandestinum Hochst. ex Chiov. Whittet Kikuyu grass, kikuyugrass PNW, Q L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
PEMA80 Pennisetum macrourum Trin. African feathergrass PNW L48 (I), HI (I)
PEPE24 Pennisetum pedicellatum Trin. kyasuma-grass PNW L48 (I)
PEPO14 Pennisetum polystachion (L.) Schult. (I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
PEPO4 Pennisetum polystachyon (L.) Schult., orth. var. missiongrass PNW
PRAL11 Prosopis alpataco Phil. mesquite PNW
PRAR6 Prosopis argentina Burkart mesquite PNW
PRBU2 Prosopis burkartii Muñoz mesquite PNW
PRCA9 Prosopis caldenia Burkart mesquite PNW
PRCA10 Prosopis calingastana Burkart mesquite PNW
PRCA11 Prosopis campestris Griseb. mesquite PNW
PRCA12 Prosopis castellanosii Burkart mesquite PNW
PRDE4 Prosopis denudans Benth. mesquite PNW
PREL5 Prosopis elata (Burkart) Burkart mesquite PNW
PRFA2 Prosopis farcta (Banks & Sol.) J.F. Macbr. Syrian mesquite PNW L48 (I)
PRFE2 Prosopis ferox Griseb. mesquite PNW
PRFI4 Prosopis fiebrigii Harms mesquite PNW
PRHA4 Prosopis hassleri Harms ex Hassler mesquite PNW
PRHU3 Prosopis humilis Gillies ex Hook. & Arn. mesquite PNW
PRKU2 Prosopis kuntzei Harms ex Hassler mesquite PNW
PRPA4 Prosopis pallida (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Kunth kiawe PNW (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
PRPA10 Prosopis palmeri S. Watson mesquite PNW
PRRE2 Prosopis reptans Benth. tornillo PNW
PRRO4 Prosopis rojasiana Burkart mesquite PNW
PRRU4 Prosopis ruizlealii Burkart mesquite PNW
PRRU5 Prosopis ruscifolia Griseb. mesquite PNW
PRSE5 Prosopis sericantha Gillies ex Hook. & Arn. mesquite PNW
PRST3 Prosopis strombulifera (Lam.) Benth. Argentine screwbean PNW L48 (I)
PRTO3 Prosopis torquata DC. mesquite PNW
PRVE Prosopis velutina Wooton L48 (N), HI (I)
PRAR4 Prosopis articulata S. Watson velvet mesquite PNW
RHCA3 Rhamnus cathartica L. common buckthorn, European buckthorn RNW L48 (I), CAN (I)
ROCO6 Rottboellia cochinchinensis (Lour.) W.D. Clayton itchgrass PNW L48 (I), PR (I)
RUFR80 Rubus fruticosus L. [excluded] wild blackberry complex PNW
RUMO4 Rubus moluccanus L. [excluded] wild blackberry PNW
SASP Saccharum spontaneum L. wild sugarcane PNW (N), HI (I), PR (I)
SAVE6 Salsola vermiculata L. wormleaf salsola PNW L48 (I)
SEPUP3 Setaria pumila (Poir.) Roem. & Schult. ssp. pallidefusca (Schumach.) B.K. Simon L48 (I)
SEPA82 Setaria pallidifusca (Schumach.) Stapf & C.E. Hubbard, orth. var. cattail grass PNW
SOTO4 Solanum torvum Sw. turkeyberry PNW (I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
SOVI2 Solanum viarum Dunal tropical soda apple PNW L48 (I)
SOAR2 Sonchus arvensis L. sowthistle PNW L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
SPAL3 Spermacoce alata Aubl. [excluded] borreria PNW
STRIG Striga Lour. witchweed PNW
TORA2 Toxicodendron radicans (L.) Kuntze poison ivy PNW L48 (N), CAN (N)
TRPR5 Tridax procumbens L. coat buttons PNW (I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
URPA Urochloa panicoides P. Beauv. liverseed grass PNW L48 (I)


†CodeNoxious Status
PNW Prohibited noxious weed
Q Quarantine
RNW Restricted noxious weed

*CodeNative Status
I Introduced
N Native
W Waif

*CodeNative Status Jursdiction
L48 Lower 48 States
AK Alaska
HI Hawaii
PR Puerto Rico
VI Virgin Islands
CAN Canada
GL Greenland
SPM St. Pierre and Miquelon

1 other than native or widely distributed species  

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