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

ASLA
labriform milkweed
Asclepias labriformis

WSWS

L48 (N)

ULPA
lacebark elm
Ulmus parvifolia

WI

L48 (I), CAN (I)

MAPIP4
HASP3
lacy tansyaster
Machaeranthera pinnatifida ssp. pinnatifida var. pinnatifida
Haplopappus spinulosus


NE&GP

L48 (N), CAN (N)

PTVI
ladder brake
Pteris vittata

FLEPPC

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

TRRE3
ladino clover
Trifolium repens

N'EAST, NE&GP

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

POPE3
lady's thumb
Polygonum persicaria

SEEPPC, SWSS, WSWS

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

POPE3
ladysthumb smartweed
Polygonum persicaria

SEEPPC, SWSS, WSWS

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

AMGR5
lagoonweed
Ambrosia grayi

STATE, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS

L48 (N)

PIST2
laitue d'eau
Pistia stratiotes

STATE, FLEPPC

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

RICO3
lama palagi
Ricinus communis

Cal-IPC, FLEPPC, WSWS

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

OXLA3
Lambert crazyweed
Oxytropis lambertii

NE&GP

L48 (N), CAN (N)

OXLA3
Lambert loco
Oxytropis lambertii

NE&GP

L48 (N), CAN (N)

SARE3
lambsleaf sage
Salvia reflexa

NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS

L48 (N), CAN (W)

CHAL7
lambsquarters
Chenopodium album

KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS

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

PHVI5
lanceleaf groundcherry
Physalis virginiana

NE&GP, WSWS

L48 (N), CAN (N)

SOLA
lanceleaf nightshade
Solanum lanceolatum

STATE

L48 (I)

PLLA
lanceleaf plantain
Plantago lanceolata

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

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

SARE3
lanceleaf sage
Salvia reflexa

NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS

L48 (N), CAN (W)

LACA2
lantana
Lantana camara

FLEPPC, HEAR

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

DISA
large crabgrass
Digitaria sanguinalis

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

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

TRCA5
large hop clover
Trifolium campestre

KY

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

VIMA
large periwinkle
Vinca major

Cal-IPC, SEEPPC

L48 (I), CAN (I)

PLAR3
largebracted plantain
Plantago aristata

STATE, SWSS

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

TIUR
lasiandra
Tibouchina urvilleana

HEAR

HI (I), PR (I)

ERKA2
Latin American fleabane
Erigeron karvinskianus

HEAR

L48 (I), HI (I)

FIMI2
laurel fig
Ficus microcarpa

FLEPPC, HEAR

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

BEPE2
lawn daisy
Bellis perennis

N'EAST, WSWS

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

SOSE2
lawnweed
Soliva sessilis

STATE

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

LELE10
lead tree
Leucaena leucocephala

FLEPPC, HEAR

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

EUESE
EUPS2
leafy spurge
Euphorbia esula var. esula
Euphorbia pseudovirgata


STATE

L48 (I), CAN (I)

EUES
leafy spurge
Euphorbia esula

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

L48 (I), CAN (I)

CIFO
leafy thistle
Cirsium foliosum

WSWS

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

CLTE4
leatherleaf clematis
Clematis terniflora

SEEPPC

L48 (I), CAN (I)

POAC3
leathery knotweed
Polygonum achoreum

NE&GP

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

PIST2
lechuguita de qgua
Pistia stratiotes

STATE, FLEPPC

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

MEAZ
lelah
Melia azedarach

FLEPPC, SEEPPC

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

THPRA
THSE
lemon thyme
Thymus praecox ssp. arcticus
Thymus serpyllum


N'EAST

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

ELMO5
lengua de vaca
Elephantopus mollis

STATE

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

CACH42
CACH10
lens-podded hoary whitetop
Cardaria chalepensis
Cardaria chalapensis


STATE, Cal-IPC

L48 (I), CAN (I)

VITE
lentil vetch
Vicia tetrasperma

N'EAST

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

HOMUL
HOLE
leporinum barley
Hordeum murinum ssp. leporinum
Hordeum leporinum


WSWS

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

LEHO7
lepyrodiclis
Lepyrodiclis holosteoides

STATE

L48 (I)

CUPE3
lespedeza dodder
Cuscuta pentagona

N'EAST, NE&GP

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

ARMI2
lesser burdock
Arctium minus

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

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

IVAX
lesser marshelder
Iva axillaris

STATE, NE&GP, WSWS

L48 (N), CAN (N)

MIOR
ANOR2
lesser snapdragon
Misopates orontium
Antirrhinum orontium


WSWS

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

CODI6
lesser swinecress
Coronopus didymus

SWSS

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

MIMI5
liane americaine
Mikania micrantha

US, STATE

L48 (I), PR (N)

GLLE3
licorice
Glycyrrhiza lepidota

NE&GP, WSWS

L48 (N), CAN (N)

HEPE8
licorice plant
Helichrysum petiolare

Cal-IPC

L48 (I)

SCDU3
licorice weed
Scoparia dulcis

SWSS

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

IPTU3
lilacbell
Ipomoea turbinata

SWSS

L48 (I)

COMA7
lily-of-the-valley
Convallaria majalis

WI

L48 (I), CAN (I)

TRTR7
lime berry
Triphasia trifolia

FLEPPC

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

LISE3
limnophila
Limnophila sessiliflora

US, STATE

L48 (I)

TRTR7
limon-China
Triphasia trifolia

FLEPPC

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

TRTR7
limoncito
Triphasia trifolia

FLEPPC

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

MIOR
ANOR2
linearleaf snapdragon
Misopates orontium
Antirrhinum orontium


WSWS

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

EICR
lirio acuatico
Eichhornia crassipes

STATE, Cal-IPC, FLEPPC, SWSS

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

HOPU
little barley
Hordeum pusillum

NE&GP, SWSS

L48 (N), CAN (N)

SCCO10
little bluestem
Schizachyrium condensatum

HEAR

(I), HI (I)

CETE5
RATE
little bur
Ceratocephala testiculata
Ranunculus testiculatus


NE&GP, WSWS

L48 (I), CAN (I)

OPFR
little pricklypear
Opuntia fragilis

NE&GP

L48 (N), CAN (N)

STGR
little starwort
Stellaria graminea

N'EAST

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

HOPU
little wildbarley
Hordeum pusillum

NE&GP, SWSS

L48 (N), CAN (N)

CAMI2
littlepod false flax
Camelina microcarpa

NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS

L48 (I), CAN (I)

PHMI3
littleseed canarygrass
Phalaris minor

WSWS

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

CAMI2
littleseed falseflax
Camelina microcarpa

NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS

L48 (I), CAN (I)

LUCR5
liverwort
Lunularia cruciata

N'EAST

NA (N)

MAPOP
liverwort
Marchantia polymorpha ssp. polymorpha

N'EAST

NA (N)

URPA
liveseed grass
Urochloa panicoides

US, STATE

L48 (I)

SACE
lizard's tail
Saururus cernuus

SWSS

L48 (N), CAN (N)

SASP
loa
Saccharum spontaneum

US, STATE

HI (I), PR (I)

PITA
loblolly pine
Pinus taeda

HEAR

L48 (N)

OXSE
locoweed
Oxytropis sericea

WSWS

L48 (N)

SIIR
London rocket
Sisymbrium irio

SWSS, WSWS

L48 (I), HI (I)

BIAR
long-bracted beggar-ticks
Bidens aristosa

KY

L48 (N), CAN (I)

PHLO4
long-leaf groundcherry
Physalis longifolia

STATE

L48 (N), CAN (N)

TILO
longleaf glorytree
Tibouchina longifolia

HEAR

HI (I)

PHLOS
PHSU8
longleaf groundcherry
Physalis longifolia var. subglabrata
Physalis subglabrata


N'EAST, SWSS

L48 (N), CAN (N)

CAGL11
longleaf ironwood
Casuarina glauca

FLEPPC, HEAR

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

CELO3
longspine sandbur
Cenchrus longispinus

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

L48 (N), CAN (N)

PHTE5
longstalked phyllanthus
Phyllanthus tenellus

STATE

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

ORLO3
longstamen rice
Oryza longistaminata

US, STATE


PADE24
PALI7
longtom
Paspalum denticulatum
Paspalum lividum


SWSS

L48 (N)

ADPA
lopa
Adenanthera pavonina

FLEPPC

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

ERJA3
loquat
Eriobotrya japonica

HEAR

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

CYLO11
CYNI
Louis' swallow-wort
Cynanchum louiseae
Cynanchum nigrum

STATE
STATE, N'EAST

L48 (I), CAN (I)

AXFI
Louisiana grass
Axonopus fissifolius

HEAR

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

ARLU
Louisiana wormwood
Artemisia ludoviciana

NE&GP

L48 (I), CAN (N)

CAHA13
love in a puff
Cardiospermum halicacabum

STATE, KY, SEEPPC, SWSS

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

ERCI
lovegrass
Eragrostis cilianensis

NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS

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

DENU2
low larkspur
Delphinium nuttallianum

WSWS

L48 (N), CAN (N)

LUPU
low lupine
Lupinus pusillus

NE&GP

L48 (N), CAN (N)

CAIN2
low poppymallow
Callirhoe involucrata

NE&GP

L48 (N)

AMAR2
low ragweed
Ambrosia artemisiifolia

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

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

GNPA
lowland cudweed
Gnaphalium palustre

WSWS

L48 (N), CAN (N)

THVI2
Lyon's grass
Themeda villosa

STATE

HI (I)

SALY2
lyreleaf sage
Salvia lyrata

SWSS

L48 (N)
 
   
*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
NA North America

 

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