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Weeds of California
107 records returned

Click on an accepted name below to view its PLANTS Profile with more information, and web links if available. Invasive plants that are synonyms are indented beneath the current PLANTS accepted name.

Cal-IPC California Invasive Plant Council. California Invasive Plant Inventory. Cal-IPC Publication 2006-02 (1 February 2007). California Invasive Plant Council, Berkeley, California.

 

Symbol Scientific Name
Common Name
Native Status*
AETR
 
 
Aegilops triuncialis
barb goatgrass
barbed goatgrass
L48 (I)
AGAD2
 
 
Ageratina adenophora
Mexican devil
crofton weed
L48 (I), HI (I)
AIAL
 
Ailanthus altissima
tree-of-heaven
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
ALMA12
ALPS3
 
Alhagi maurorum
Alhagi pseudalhagi
camelthorn
L48 (I)
AMAR4
 
Ammophila arenaria
European beachgrass
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
ARCA45
 
 
Arctotheca calendula
Cape weed
Capeweed
L48 (I)
ARDO4
 
 
Arundo donax
elephant grass
giant reed
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
ATSE
 
Atriplex semibaccata
Australian saltbush
L48 (I), HI (I)
AVBA
 
 
Avena barbata
slender oat
slender wildoat
L48 (I), HI (I)
AVFA
 
 
 
 
Avena fatua
flaxgrass
oatgrass
wheat oats
wild oats
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
BAHY
 
 
 
Bassia hyssopifolia
fivehook bassia
fivehorn smotherweed
smother weed
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
BETR
 
Bellardia trixago
bellardia
L48 (I)
BRDI2
 
Brachypodium distachyon
purple false brome
L48 (I), HI (I)
BRNI
 
 
Brassica nigra
black mustard
shortpod mustard
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
BRTO
 
 
 
Brassica tournefortii
African mustard
Asian mustard
wild turnip
L48 (I)
BRDI3
 
Bromus diandrus
ripgut brome
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
BRRU2
 
 
Bromus rubens
foxtail brome
red brome
L48 (I), HI (I)
BRTE
 
 
 
 
 
Bromus tectorum
cheatgrass
downy brome
early chess
military grass
thatch bromegrass
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I)
CACH42
CACH10
 
 
 
 
 
Cardaria chalepensis
Cardaria chalapensis
hoary cress
lens-podded hoary whitetop
peppergrass
whitetop
whiteweed
L48 (I), CAN (I)
CADR
 
 
 
 
 
Cardaria draba
globed-podded hoarycress
hoary cress
peppergrass
whitetop
whiteweed
L48 (I), CAN (I)
CAPY2
 
 
Carduus pycnocephalus
Italian thistle
compact-headed thistle
L48 (I), HI (I)
CAED3
 
 
Carpobrotus edulis
Hottentot fig
freeway iceplant
L48 (I)
CEME2
 
 
 
 
Centaurea melitensis
Malta starthistle
Maltese star thistle
spotted knapweed
tocalote
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
CESO3
 
Centaurea solstitialis
yellow starthistle
L48 (I), CAN (I)
CESTM
CEMA4
 
Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos
Centaurea maculosa
spotted knapweed
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
CIAR4
 
 
 
 
Cirsium arvense
Californian thistle
Canada thistle
creeping thistle
field thistle
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
CIVU
 
 
 
Cirsium vulgare
bull thistle
common thistle
spear thistle
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
COPU18
 
 
Conicosia pugioniformis
narrow-leaved iceplant
roundleaf iceplant
L48 (I)
COMA2
 
 
 
 
 
Conium maculatum
cigue maculee
cigue tachetee
deadly hemlock
poison hemlock
poison parsley
L48 (I), CAN (I)
COJU2
 
 
 
 
Cortaderia jubata
Andean pampas grass
pampasgrass
purple pampasgrass
selloa pampasgrass
L48 (I), HI (I)
COSE4
 
 
 
Cortaderia selloana
Uruguayan pampasgrass
pampas grass
silver pampas grass
L48 (I)
COLA18
 
Cotoneaster lacteus
milkflower cotoneaster
L48 (I)
COPA14
 
 
Cotoneaster pannosus
firethorn
silverleaf cotoneaster
L48 (I), HI (I)
CRMO3
 
Crataegus monogyna
singleseed hawthorn
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
CRVU2
 
 
Crupina vulgaris
bearded creeper
common crupina
L48 (I)
CYCA
 
 
 
Cynara cardunculus
artichoke thistle
cardoon
wild artichoke
L48 (I)
CYSC4
 
 
Cytisus scoparius
English broom
Scotch broom
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
CYST7
 
Cytisus striatus
Portugese broom
L48 (I)
DEOD
 
 
 
Delairea odorata
German ivy
Italian ivy
cape ivy
L48 (I), HI (I)
EGDE
 
 
 
Egeria densa
Brazilian e
South American waterweed
State
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (W)
EHCA
 
 
Ehrharta calycina
perennial veldt grass
veldtgrass
L48 (I), HI (I)
EHER
 
Ehrharta erecta
panic veldt grass
L48 (I), HI (I)
EICR
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eichhornia crassipes
floating water hyacinth
jacinthe d'eau
jacinto de agua
lirio acuatico
mbekambekairanga
water hyacinth
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (W)
ELAN
 
 
Elaeagnus angustifolia
Russian olive
oleaster
L48 (I), CAN (I)
ERGL8
 
Erechtites glomerata
Australian fireweed
L48 (I)
ERMI6
 
Erechtites minima
Australian fireweed
L48 (I)
EUGL
 
Eucalyptus globulus
bluegum eucalyptus
L48 (I), HI (I)
EUES
 
 
Euphorbia esula
leafy spurge
spurge
L48 (I), CAN (I)
FICA
 
 
 
 
Ficus carica
common fig
edible fig
fiku
piku
L48 (I), PR (I)
FOVU
 
Foeniculum vulgare
sweet fennel
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (I)
GEMO2
 
 
 
Genista monspessulana
Cape broom
French broom
Montpellier broom
L48 (I)
HAGL
 
 
Halogeton glomeratus
barilla
halogeton
L48 (I)
HEHE
 
Hedera helix
English ivy
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
HEPE8
 
Helichrysum petiolare
licorice plant
L48 (I)
HOLA
 
 
 
Holcus lanatus
Yorkshire fog
common velvetgrass
velvetgrass
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I)
HYVE3
 
 
 
Hydrilla verticillata
Florida elodea
hydrilla
water thyme
L48 (I)
HYPE
 
 
 
Hypericum perforatum
Klamathweed
St. John's wort
common St. John's wort
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
ILAQ80
 
Ilex aquifolium
English holly
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
IRPS
 
 
Iris pseudacorus
paleyellow iris
yellow flag
L48 (I), CAN (I)
LELA2
 
 
 
 
Lepidium latifolium
Virginia pepperweed
broadleaved peppergrass
perennial pepperweed
tall whitetop
L48 (I), CAN (I)
LEVU
 
Leucanthemum vulgare
oxeye daisy
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
LOPEM2
 
 
Lolium perenne ssp. multiflorum
Italian ryegrass
annual ryegrass
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
LUAR
 
Lupinus arboreus
yellow bush lupine
L48 (N), CAN (I)
LYSA2
 
 
 
 
 
Lythrum salicaria
purple loosestrife
purple lythrum
rainbow weed
salicaire
spiked loosestrife
L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
MEPU
 
 
Mentha pulegium
pennyroyal
peppermint
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
MECR3
 
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
ice plant
L48 (I)
MYLA5
 
Myoporum laetum
myoporum
L48 (I)
MYAQ2
 
 
Myriophyllum aquaticum
parrot feather
watermilfoil
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
MYSP2
 
 
 
Myriophyllum spicatum
Eurasian watermilfoil
myriophylle en epi
spiked water milfoil
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
OLEU
 
Olea europaea
olive
L48 (I), HI (I)
ONAL5
 
Ononis alopecuroides
foxtail restharrow
L48 (I)
PESE3
 
Pennisetum setaceum
fountaingrass
L48 (I), HI (I)
PHAQ
 
Phalaris aquatica
Hardinggrass
L48 (I), HI (I)
POCR3
 
 
Potamogeton crispus
curly pondweed
curly-leaved pondweed
L48 (I), CAN (I)
REMO2
 
Retama monosperma
bridal broom
L48 (I)
RICO3
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ricinus communis
agaliya
castor bean
lama palagi
maskerekur
toto ni vavalagi
uluchula skoki
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
ROPS
 
 
 
Robinia pseudoacacia
black locust
false acacia
yellow locust
L48 (N), CAN (I)
RUAR9
RUDI2
 
Rubus armeniacus
Rubus discolor
Himalayan blackberry
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
SAMO5
 
 
 
 
 
Salvinia molesta
African payal
giant salvinia
kariba weed
salvinia
water fern
L48 (I), HI (I)
SAOF4
 
 
 
Saponaria officinalis
bouncing bet
soapwort
sweet Betty
L48 (I), CAN (I)
SCAR7
FEAR3
 
 
 
 
Schedonorus arundinaceus
Festuca arundinacea
Alta fescue
coarse fescue
reed fescue
tall fescue
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
SCMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
Schinus molle
American pepper
Peruvian peppertree
escobilla
false pepper
molle del Peru
pepper tree
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
SCTE
 
 
 
 
 
Schinus terebinthifolius
Brazilian pepper-tree
Christmas berry
Florida holly
faux poivrier
warui
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
SCAR
 
 
Schismus arabicus
Arabian schismus
Mediterranean grass
L48 (I)
SCBA
 
Schismus barbatus
Mediterranean grass
L48 (I)
SEJA
 
 
Senecio jacobaea
ragwort
tansy ragwort
L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
SEPU7
 
Sesbania punicea
rattelbox
L48 (I)
SPAL
 
 
Spartina alterniflora
Atlantic cordgrass
smooth cordgrass
L48 (N), CAN (N)
SPAN5
 
Spartina anglica
common cordgrass
L48 (I), CAN (I)
SPDE2
 
Spartina densiflora
denseflower cordgrass
L48 (I)
SPPA
 
Spartina patens
salt meadow cordgrass
L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N), CAN (N)
SPJU2
 
 
Spartium junceum
Spanish broom
weaver's broom
L48 (I), HI (I)
TACA8
 
 
Taeniatherum caput-medusae
medusahead
medusahead rye
L48 (I)
TACH2
 
 
 
 
 
Tamarix chinensis
Chinese tamarisk
five-stamen tamarisk
saltcedar
tamarisk
tamarix
L48 (I)
TAGA
 
 
 
 
Tamarix gallica
French tamarisk
saltcedar
tamarisk
tamarix
L48 (I), PR (I)
TAPA4
 
 
 
 
Tamarix parviflora
saltcedar
smallflower tamarisk
tamarisk
tamarix
L48 (I)
TARA
 
 
 
Tamarix ramosissima
saltcedar
tamarisk
tamarix
L48 (I)
TRSE6
SASE5
 
 
 
 
 
 
Triadica sebifera
Sapium sebiferum
Chinese tallow tree
Florida aspen
chicken tree
popcorn tree
vegetable tallow
white wax berry
L48 (I)
ULEU
 
 
 
Ulex europaeus
furze
gorse
whin
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
VETH
 
 
 
 
 
 
Verbascum thapsus
big taper
common mullein
flannel plant
velvet dock
velvet plant
woolly mullein
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
VIMA
 
 
 
Vinca major
bigleaf periwinkle
large periwinkle
periwinkle
L48 (I), CAN (I)
 
   
*CodeNative Status
I Introduced
N Native
W Waif

*CodeNative Status Jurisdiction
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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