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U.S. Weeds with Common Name =A*
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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*

PSGU
abas
Psidium guajava

HEAR

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

ARAB3
absinth wormwood
Artemisia absinthium

STATE

L48 (I), CAN (I)

PUMOL
acha
Pueraria montana var. lobata

STATE, FLEPPC

L48 (I), HI (I)

LAMO5
acuate
Lagascea mollis

STATE

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

AEGIN
aeginetia
Aeginetia

US, STATE


LYFE4
LYFE3
African boxthorn
Lycium ferocissimum
Lycium ferrocissimum


US, STATE

L48 (I)

DIAB
DISC5
African couchgrass
Digitaria abyssinica
Digitaria scalarum


US, STATE

HI (I)

CUCA5
African dodder
Cuscuta cassytoides

N'EAST

L48 (I)

LAMA15
African elodea
Lagarosiphon major

US, STATE


LAGAR
African elodea
Lagarosiphon

STATE


PEMA80
African feathergrass
Pennisetum macrourum

US, STATE

L48 (I), HI (I)

BRTO
African mustard
Brassica tournefortii

Cal-IPC

L48 (I)

SAMO5
African payal
Salvinia molesta

US, STATE, Cal-IPC

L48 (I), HI (I)

PEHA
African rue
Peganum harmala

STATE, WSWS

L48 (I)

SAAE
African sage
Salvia aethiopis

STATE, WSWS

L48 (I)

SPCA2
African tuliptree
Spathodea campanulata

HEAR

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

RICO3
agaliya
Ricinus communis

Cal-IPC, FLEPPC, WSWS

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

SASP
ahlek
Saccharum spontaneum

US, STATE

HI (I), PR (I)

DIBU
air potato
Dioscorea bulbifera

STATE, FLEPPC

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

DIBU
air yam
Dioscorea bulbifera

STATE, FLEPPC

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

DIOP
DIBA2
air-potato
Dioscorea oppositifolia
Dioscorea batatas


SEEPPC

L48 (I)

PUMOL
aka
Pueraria montana var. lobata

STATE, FLEPPC

L48 (I), HI (I)

POOL
akulikuli-kula
Portulaca oleracea

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

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

IMCY
alang-alang
Imperata cylindrica

US, STATE, FLEPPC, SWSS

L48 (I)

FRAL4
RHFR
alder buckthorn
Frangula alnus
Rhamnus frangula

STATE
STATE, SEEPPC, WI

L48 (I), CAN (I)

ALECT2
alectra
Alectra

US, STATE


SOHA
aleppo milletgrass
Sorghum halepense

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

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

ARAL
Alexandra palm
Archontophoenix alexandrae

HEAR

HI (I)

CAAN22
Alexandrian laurel
Calophyllum antillanum

FLEPPC

L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)

MESA
alfalfa
Medicago sativa

SWSS

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

ERCI6
alfilaree
Erodium cicutarium

STATE, N'EAST, SWSS, WSWS

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

ERCI6
alfilaria
Erodium cicutarium

STATE, N'EAST, SWSS, WSWS

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

DRAR7
alfombrilla
Drymaria arenarioides

US, STATE


PRPA4
algaroba
Prosopis pallida

US, STATE, HEAR

(I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)

MALE3
alkali mallow
Malvella leprosa

STATE

L48 (N)

MALE3
SIHE8
alkali mallow
Malvella leprosa
Sida hederacea

STATE
WSWS

L48 (N)

MALE3
SIHE8
alkali sida
Malvella leprosa
Sida hederacea

STATE
WSWS

L48 (N)

ALPH
alligator weed
Alternanthera philoxeroides

STATE, FLEPPC, SEEPPC, SWSS

L48 (I), PR (I)

ALTER2
alligatorweed
Alternanthera

STATE


PIDI2
allspice
Pimenta dioica

HEAR

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

SCAR7
FEAR3
Alta fescue
Schedonorus arundinaceus
Festuca arundinacea


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

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

HISY
althea
Hibiscus syriacus

SEEPPC

L48 (I)

LEPA3
Amazon sprangletop
Leptochloa panicoides

SWSS

L48 (N), PR (N)

LIIN5
ambulia
Limnophila indica

STATE

L48 (I)

LISE3
ambulia
Limnophila sessiliflora

US, STATE

L48 (I)

SOAM
American black nightshade
Solanum americanum

SWSS

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

BROV4
American buckwheat vine
Brunnichia ovata

SWSS

L48 (N)

LYAM
American bugleweed
Lycopus americanus

NE&GP

L48 (N), CAN (N)

TECA3
American germander
Teucrium canadense

NE&GP, SWSS

L48 (N), CAN (N)

PAQU2
American ivy
Parthenocissus quinquefolia

N'EAST, SWSS

L48 (N), CAN (N)

GLLE3
American licorice
Glycyrrhiza lepidota

NE&GP, WSWS

L48 (N), CAN (N)

RHMA2
American mangrove
Rhizophora mangle

HEAR

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

SCMO
American pepper
Schinus molle

Cal-IPC

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

PHAM4
American pokeweed
Phytolacca americana

KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS

L48 (N), CAN (N)

LYAM
American water horehound
Lycopus americanus

NE&GP

L48 (N), CAN (N)

NELU
American water lotus
Nelumbo lutea

STATE

L48 (N), CAN (N)

BAOR
American yellowrocket
Barbarea orthoceras

WSWS

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

MIPE2
MIPI
amourette
Mimosa pellita
Mimosa pigra


US, STATE, FLEPPC

L48 (N), PR (N)

LOMA6
Amur bush honeysuckle
Lonicera maackii

STATE, SEEPPC, WI

L48 (I), CAN (I)

ACGI
Amur maple
Acer ginnala

WI

L48 (I), CAN (I)

AMBR7
Amur peppervine
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata

WI

L48 (I)

EIAZ2
anchored water hyacinth
Eichhornia azurea

US, STATE

L48 (I), PR (I)

COJU2
Andean pampas grass
Cortaderia jubata

STATE, Cal-IPC, HEAR

L48 (I), HI (I)

MUKE
aneilima
Murdannia keisak

STATE, SEEPPC

L48 (I)

DAIN2
DAIN5
angel's trumpet
Datura inoxia
Datura innoxia


WSWS

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

RHCA9
anglestem beaksedge
Rhynchospora caduca

HEAR

L48 (N), HI (I)

AVST
animated oat
Avena sterilis

US, STATE

L48 (I), CAN (W)

POAN
annual bluegrass
Poa annua

N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS

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

ERAN4
annual buckwheat
Eriogonum annuum

NE&GP

L48 (N)

ANAR16
annual bugloss
Anchusa arvensis

STATE

L48 (I), CAN (I)

AMAC2
annual bursage
Ambrosia acanthicarpa

WSWS

L48 (N), CAN (N)

DIVE2
annual couchgrass
Digitaria velutina

US, STATE

L48 (I)

ERAN4
annual eriogonum
Eriogonum annuum

NE&GP

L48 (N)

ERAN
annual fleabane
Erigeron annuus

KY

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

IVAN2
annual marshelder
Iva annua

KY

L48 (N)

ARPO2
annual pricklepoppy
Argemone polyanthemos

NE&GP, WSWS

L48 (N)

AMAR2
annual ragweed
Ambrosia artemisiifolia

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

L48 (NI), HI (I), CAN (N)

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)

SOOL
annual sowthistle
Sonchus oleraceus

N'EAST, SWSS, WSWS

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

HEAN3
annual sunflower
Helianthus annuus

STATE, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS

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

ARAN3
annual wormwood
Artemisia annua

KY

L48 (I), CAN (I)

SYJA
apel en wai
Syzygium jambos

FLEPPC, HEAR

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

PRLO
aphid trap
Proboscidea louisianica

STATE, NE&GP, SWSS

L48 (N), CAN (I)

PIST2
apon-apon
Pistia stratiotes

STATE, FLEPPC

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

NIPH
apple of Peru
Nicandra physalodes

SWSS

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

SOCA3
apple of Sodom
Solanum carolinense

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

L48 (N), CAN (I)

SOTA3
aquatic soda apple
Solanum tampicense

US, STATE, FLEPPC

L48 (I)

JASA
Arabian jasmine
Jasminum sambac

FLEPPC

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

SCAR
Arabian schismus
Schismus arabicus

Cal-IPC

L48 (I)

URLO
aramina
Urena lobata

STATE, FLEPPC

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

PRST3
Argentine screwbean
Prosopis strombulifera

US, STATE

L48 (I)

ROAR3
Arkansas rose
Rosa arkansana

NE&GP

L48 (N), CAN (N)

CUME
CUMED
Armenian cucumber
Cucumis melo
Cucumis melo var. dudaim

SWSS
STATE

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

ACFA
aroma
Acacia farnesiana

HEAR

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

DICI2
aroma
Dichrostachys cinerea

STATE

L48 (I)

TRMA20
TRMA4
arrowgrass
Triglochin maritima
Triglochin maritimum


NE&GP, WSWS

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

SASA7
arrowhead
Sagittaria sagittifolia

US, STATE


SYPO
arrowhead vine
Syngonium podophyllum

FLEPPC

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

MOHA2
arrowleaf falsepickerelweed
Monochoria hastata

US, STATE


CYCA
artichoke thistle
Cynara cardunculus

STATE, Cal-IPC

L48 (I)

DIBI
Asian crabgrass
Digitaria bicornis

SWSS

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

LISE3
Asian marshweed
Limnophila sessiliflora

US, STATE

L48 (I)

MECA9
Asian melastome
Melastoma candidum

HEAR

HI (I)

BRTO
Asian mustard
Brassica tournefortii

Cal-IPC

L48 (I)

COAS3
Asian nakedwood
Colubrina asiatica

FLEPPC

L48 (I), HI (I)

COAS3
Asian snakewood
Colubrina asiatica

FLEPPC

L48 (I), HI (I)

MUKE
Asian spiderwort
Murdannia keisak

STATE, SEEPPC

L48 (I)

LECH2
Asian sprangletop
Leptochloa chinensis

US, STATE


NEMU
Asian swordfern
Nephrolepis multiflora

FLEPPC

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

CEOR7
Asiatic bittersweet
Celastrus orbiculatus

STATE, N'EAST, SEEPPC, WI

L48 (I), CAN (I)

COCO3
Asiatic dayflower
Commelina communis

KY, N'EAST, SWSS

L48 (I), CAN (I)

STAS2
Asiatic witchweed
Striga asiatica

STATE, SWSS

L48 (I)

ASDE12
asparagus fern
Asparagus densiflorus

FLEPPC, HEAR

L48 (I), HI (I)

COBO
asthmaweed
Conyza bonariensis

WSWS

(I), L48 (I)

SPAL
Atlantic cordgrass
Spartina alterniflora

STATE, Cal-IPC

L48 (N), CAN (N)

ELNY
Aunt Lucy
Ellisia nyctelea

NE&GP

L48 (N), CAN (N)

ACAU
auri
Acacia auriculiformis

FLEPPC

L48 (I)

ACME
Australian blackwood
Acacia melanoxylon

HEAR

L48 (I), HI (I)

PIUN2
Australian cheesewood
Pittosporum undulatum

STATE, HEAR

L48 (I), HI (I)

ERGL11
ERGL8
Australian fireweed
Erechtites glomeratus
Erechtites glomerata

Cal-IPC
Cal-IPC

L48 (I)

ERMI8
ERMI6
Australian fireweed
Erechtites minimus
Erechtites minima

Cal-IPC
Cal-IPC

L48 (I)

CAEQ
Australian pine
Casuarina equisetifolia

FLEPPC, HEAR

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

CASUA
Australian pine
Casuarina

STATE


TOCI
Australian redcedar
Toona ciliata

HEAR

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

ATSE
Australian saltbush
Atriplex semibaccata

Cal-IPC

L48 (I), HI (I)

ROAU
Austrian fieldcress
Rorippa austriaca

STATE

L48 (I), CAN (I)

SPSA3
Austrian peaweed
Sphaerophysa salsula

STATE, WSWS

L48 (I), CAN (I)

ELUM
autumn olive
Elaeagnus umbellata

STATE, SEEPPC, WI

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

HEFL5
awapuhi melemele
Hedychium flavescens

HEAR

HI (I), PR (I)

BRIN2
awnless brome
Bromus inermis

NE&GP, SEEPPC, WI

L48 (NI), AK (NI), CAN (NI), GL (I), SPM (I)
 
   
*CodeNative Status
I Introduced
N Native
N? Probably 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

 

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