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

SIARA
BRKA
kaber mustard
Sinapis arvensis ssp. arvensis
Brassica kaber


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

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

GRBA
Kahili flower
Grevillea banksii

STATE, HEAR

HI (I)

HEGA
Kahili ginger
Hedychium gardnerianum

HEAR

HI (I)

ACFA
kandaroma
Acacia farnesiana

HEAR

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

ACPA8
kangaroothorn
Acacia paradoxa

STATE

L48 (I)

SORO
Kansas thistle
Solanum rostratum

STATE, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS

L48 (N), CAN (W)

COLA6
karakaranut
Corynocarpus laevigatus

HEAR

HI (I)

SAMO5
kariba weed
Salvinia molesta

US, STATE, Cal-IPC

L48 (I), HI (I)

AEIN
kat sola
Aeschynomene indica

STATE, SWSS

L48 (N), PR (N)

CLHI3
kaurasiga
Clidemia hirta

HEAR

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

SOTO4
kausoni
Solanum torvum

US, STATE, FLEPPC, WSWS

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

PSGU
kautonga
Psidium guajava

HEAR

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

SYCU
kavika ni India
Syzygium cumini

FLEPPC, HEAR

L48 (I), HI (I)

SYJA
kavika ni India
Syzygium jambos

FLEPPC, HEAR

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

SYJA
kavika ni vavalangi
Syzygium jambos

FLEPPC, HEAR

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

ANSY
keck
Anthriscus sylvestris

STATE, WSWS

L48 (I), CAN (I), GL (I)

ROSY
keek
Rorippa sylvestris

STATE

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

POPR
Kentucky bluegrass
Poa pratensis

NE&GP, WI

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

ALPU3
khakiweed
Alternanthera pungens

WSWS

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

PRPA4
kiawe
Prosopis pallida

US, STATE, HEAR

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

HERE
kidneyleaf mudplantain
Heteranthera reniformis

SWSS

L48 (N), PR (N)

PECL2
Kikuyu grass
Pennisetum clandestinum

US, STATE, HEAR, WSWS

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

CYRO
kili'o'opu
Cyperus rotundus

STATE, SWSS, WSWS

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

CATA5
killer algae
Caulerpa taxifolia

US, STATE

L48 (I)

HYPE
Klamathweed
Hypericum perforatum

STATE, Cal-IPC, NE&GP, SEEPPC, SWSS, WI, WSWS

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

ACFA
klu
Acacia farnesiana

HEAR

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

SCAN2
knawel
Scleranthus annuus

N'EAST

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LELE10
koa haole
Leucaena leucocephala

FLEPPC, HEAR

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

BASC5
KOSC
kochia
Bassia scoparia
Kochia scoparia


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

L48 (I), CAN (I)

PASC6
kodomillet
Paspalum scrobiculatum

US, STATE

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

BIPI
kofe tonga
Bidens pilosa

HEAR

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

RUMO4
kohkihl
Rubus moluccanus

US, STATE, N'EAST


BIJA
koka
Bischofia javanica

FLEPPC

L48 (I), HI (I)

CEEC
konpeito-gusa
Cenchrus echinatus

STATE, HEAR, SWSS

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

OCEL
kopsia
Ochrosia elliptica

FLEPPC

L48 (I)

KUST
Korean clover
Kummerowia stipulacea

SEEPPC

L48 (I)

CLHIH2
Koster's curse
Clidemia hirta var. hirta

STATE

L48 (N)

CLHI3
Koster's curse
Clidemia hirta

HEAR

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

PSCA
kuahpa
Psidium cattleianum

FLEPPC, HEAR

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

PSGU
kuahpa
Psidium guajava

HEAR

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

PUMOL
kudzu
Pueraria montana var. lobata

STATE, FLEPPC

L48 (I), HI (I)

PUMOL
PULO
kudzu
Pueraria montana var. lobata
Pueraria lobata

STATE, FLEPPC
STATE, HEAR, KY, N'EAST, SEEPPC, SWSS

L48 (I), HI (I)

PUMOL
PUTH
kudzu
Pueraria montana var. lobata
Pueraria thunbergiana

STATE, FLEPPC
STATE

L48 (I), HI (I)

PUMO
kudzu
Pueraria montana

STATE

L48 (I), HI (I)

PUMOL
PULO
kudzu vine
Pueraria montana var. lobata
Pueraria lobata

STATE, FLEPPC
STATE, HEAR, KY, N'EAST, SEEPPC, SWSS

L48 (I), HI (I)

CLHI3
kui
Clidemia hirta

HEAR

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

DICI
kukaepua'a
Digitaria ciliaris

SWSS

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

IMCY
kunai
Imperata cylindrica

US, STATE, FLEPPC, SWSS

L48 (I)

MIMI5
kwalo koburu
Mikania micrantha

US, STATE

L48 (I), PR (N)

PEPE24
Kyasuma grass
Pennisetum pedicellatum

US, STATE

L48 (I)
 
   
*CodeNative Status
I Introduced
N 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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