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Introduced, Invasive, and Noxious Plants


Wisconsin State-listed Noxious Weeds
5 records returned

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

Doll, J. 1990. Noxious weeds in Wisconsin (, 20 October 2003). University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Programs.

Symbol Scientific Name Noxious Common Name State Noxious Status† Native Status*
CIAR4 Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop. Canada thistle NW L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
COAR4 Convolvulus arvensis L. field bindweed, creeping Jenny NW L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
EUES Euphorbia esula L. leafy spurge NW L48 (I), CAN (I)
ROMU Rosa multiflora Thunb. multiflora rose NUW L48 (I), CAN (I)
LYTHR Lythrum L.1 purple loosestrife NUW (I,N), L48 (I,N)


†CodeNoxious Status
NUW Nuisance weed
NW Noxious weed

*CodeNative Status
I Introduced
I,N None

*CodeNative Status Jurisdiction
L48 Lower 48 States
AK Alaska
HI Hawaii
CAN Canada
GL Greenland
SPM St. Pierre and Miquelon

1 any nonnative member of the genus Lythrum or hybrids thereof  

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

  • Midwest Invasive Plant Network
  • WI-Department of Natural Resources (Invasive Plants)
  • WI-Ecological Impacts of Herbicides on Invasive Plant Control
  • WI-Invasive Plant Association of Wisconsin
  • WI-Invasive Plants of Northeastern Wisconsin
  • WI-Useful Plant Identification References
  • WI-Wisconsin Council on Invasive Species
  • WI-Wisconsin Department of Agriculture
  • WI-Wisconsin Integrated Pest and Crop Mgmnt


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