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Introduced, Invasive, and Noxious Plants


West Virginia State-listed Noxious Weeds
10 records returned

Noxious weeds that are synonyms retain their noxious status, and are indented beneath the current PLANTS accepted name.

West Virginia Department of Agriculture. 2003. Regulations governing the distribution of plant material in West Virginia. West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

Symbol Scientific Name Noxious Common Name State Noxious Status† Native Status*
CASA3 Cannabis sativa L. marijuana NW L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I)
CAAC Carduus acanthoides L. plumeless thistle NW L48 (I), CAN (I)
CACR2 Carduus crispus L. curled thistle NW L48 (I), CAN (I)
CANU4 Carduus nutans L. musk thistle NW L48 (I), CAN (I)
ELUM Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb. autumn olive NW L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
PASO2 Papaver somniferum L. opium poppy NW L48 (I), CAN (W), GL (W)
PUMOL Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr. var. lobata (Willd.) Maesen & S.M. Almeida ex Sanjappa & Predeep (I), L48 (I), HI (I)
PUTH Pueraria thunbergiana (Siebold & Zucc.) Benth. kudzu NW
ROMU Rosa multiflora Thunb. multiflora rose NW L48 (I), CAN (I)
SOHA Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers. johnsongrass NW (I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I)


†CodeNoxious Status
NW Noxious weed

*CodeNative Status
I Introduced
W Waif

*CodeNative Status Jurisdiction
L48 Lower 48 States
HI Hawaii
PR Puerto Rico
CAN Canada
GL Greenland

Additional information about noxious plants in this state can be found at:

  • Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council
  • Northeastern Weed Science Society-Weed Identification
  • WV-Identification of Common Grasses by Vegetative Characters
  • WV-Invasive Plant In West Virginia (DNR)
  • WV-West Virginia Cooperative Extension Service
  • WV-West Virginia Department of Agriculture


Time Generated: 04/18/2021 12:03 AM CDT