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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 Scientific Name
Common Name
Source Native Status*
ORLO3
 
Oryza longistaminata
longstamen rice
US, STATE
 
SCCO10
 
Schizachyrium condensatum
little bluestem
HEAR
 
(I), HI (I)
PLLA
 
Plantago lanceolata
lanceleaf plantain
STATE, KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
(I), L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
CAGL11
 
Casuarina glauca
longleaf ironwood
FLEPPC, HEAR
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I)
FIMI2
 
Ficus microcarpa
laurel fig
FLEPPC, HEAR
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
CODI6
 
Coronopus didymus
lesser swinecress
SWSS
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
RICO3
 
Ricinus communis
lama palagi
Cal-IPC, FLEPPC, WSWS
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
EICR
 
Eichhornia crassipes
lirio acuatico
STATE, Cal-IPC, FLEPPC, SWSS
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (W)
LACA2
 
Lantana camara
lantana
FLEPPC, HEAR
 
(I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (N), VI (I)
LELE10
 
Leucaena leucocephala
lead tree
FLEPPC, HEAR
 
(I), L48 (I), VI (I)
THVI2
 
Themeda villosa
Lyon's grass
STATE
 
HI (I)
TILO
 
Tibouchina longifolia
longleaf glorytree
HEAR
 
HI (I)
SASP
 
Saccharum spontaneum
loa
US, STATE
 
HI (I), PR (I)
TIUR
 
Tibouchina urvilleana
lasiandra
HEAR
 
HI (I), PR (I)
ELMO5
 
Elephantopus mollis
lengua de vaca
STATE
 
HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
HEPE8
 
Helichrysum petiolare
licorice plant
Cal-IPC
 
L48 (I)
IPTU3
 
CAMU25
Ipomoea turbinata
lilacbell
Calonyction muricatum
SWSS
 
STATE
L48 (I)
LEHO7
 
Lepyrodiclis holosteoides
lepyrodiclis
STATE
 
L48 (I)
LISE3
 
Limnophila sessiliflora
limnophila
US, STATE
 
L48 (I)
SOLA
 
Solanum lanceolatum
lanceleaf nightshade
STATE
 
L48 (I)
URPA
 
Urochloa panicoides
liveseed grass
US, STATE
 
L48 (I)
POPE3
 
 
Polygonum persicaria
lady's thumb
ladysthumb smartweed
SEEPPC, SWSS, WSWS
 
 
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
TRCA5
 
Trifolium campestre
large hop clover
KY
 
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
BEPE2
 
Bellis perennis
lawn daisy
N'EAST, WSWS
 
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
MIOR
ANOR2
 
 
Misopates orontium
Antirrhinum orontium
lesser snapdragon
linearleaf snapdragon

WSWS
 
 
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
TRRE3
 
Trifolium repens
ladino clover
N'EAST, NE&GP
 
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
PHMI3
 
Phalaris minor
littleseed canarygrass
WSWS
 
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (W)
CAMI2
 
 
Camelina microcarpa
littlepod false flax
littleseed falseflax
NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
CACH42
CACH10
 
Cardaria chalepensis
Cardaria chalapensis
lens-podded hoary whitetop

STATE, Cal-IPC
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
CETE5
RATE
 
Ceratocephala testiculata
Ranunculus testiculatus
little bur

NE&GP, WSWS
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
CLTE4
 
Clematis terniflora
leatherleaf clematis
SEEPPC
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
COMA7
 
Convallaria majalis
lily-of-the-valley
WI
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
CYLO11
CYNI
 
VINI3
Cynanchum louiseae
Cynanchum nigrum
Louis' swallow-wort
Vincetoxicum nigrum
STATE
STATE, N'EAST
 
STATE
L48 (I), CAN (I)
EUESE
EUPS2
 
Euphorbia esula var. esula
Euphorbia pseudovirgata
leafy spurge

STATE
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
EUES
 
Euphorbia esula
leafy spurge
STATE, Cal-IPC, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WI, WSWS
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
ULPA
 
Ulmus parvifolia
lacebark elm
WI
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
VIMA
 
Vinca major
large periwinkle
Cal-IPC, SEEPPC
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
THPRA
THSE
 
Thymus praecox ssp. arcticus
Thymus serpyllum
lemon thyme

N'EAST
 
L48 (I), CAN (I), GL (I)
ARMI2
 
Arctium minus
lesser burdock
STATE, KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WI, WSWS
 
L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
STGR
 
Stellaria graminea
little starwort
N'EAST
 
L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
VITE
 
Vicia tetrasperma
lentil vetch
N'EAST
 
L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
ARLU
 
Artemisia ludoviciana
Louisiana wormwood
NE&GP
 
L48 (I), CAN (N)
ERKA2
 
Erigeron karvinskianus
Latin American fleabane
HEAR
 
L48 (I), HI (I)
SIIR
 
Sisymbrium irio
London rocket
SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (I), HI (I)
ERCI
 
Eragrostis cilianensis
lovegrass
NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
HOMUL
HOLE
 
Hordeum murinum ssp. leporinum
Hordeum leporinum
leporinum barley

WSWS
 
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
SOSE2
 
SOPT
Soliva sessilis
lawnweed
Soliva pterosperma
STATE
 
SWSS
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
ERJA3
 
Eriobotrya japonica
loquat
HEAR
 
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
PHTE5
 
Phyllanthus tenellus
longstalked phyllanthus
STATE
 
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
ADPA
 
Adenanthera pavonina
lopa
FLEPPC
 
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
MEAZ
 
Melia azedarach
lelah
FLEPPC, SEEPPC
 
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
PTVI
 
Pteris vittata
ladder brake
FLEPPC
 
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
CAHA13
 
Cardiospermum halicacabum
love in a puff
STATE, KY, SEEPPC, SWSS
 
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
DISA
 
Digitaria sanguinalis
large crabgrass
KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (I), PR (I), CAN (I)
TRTR7
 
 
 
Triphasia trifolia
lime berry
limon-China
limoncito
FLEPPC
 
 
 
L48 (I), PR (I), VI (I)
MIMI5
 
Mikania micrantha
liane americaine
US, STATE
 
L48 (I), PR (N)
AMGR5
 
Ambrosia grayi
lagoonweed
STATE, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (N)
ASLA
 
Asclepias labriformis
labriform milkweed
WSWS
 
L48 (N)
CAIN2
 
Callirhoe involucrata
low poppymallow
NE&GP
 
L48 (N)
OXSE
 
Oxytropis sericea
locoweed
WSWS
 
L48 (N)
PADE24
PALI7
 
Paspalum denticulatum
Paspalum lividum
longtom

SWSS
 
L48 (N)
PITA
 
Pinus taeda
loblolly pine
HEAR
 
L48 (N)
SALY2
 
Salvia lyrata
lyreleaf sage
SWSS
 
L48 (N)
CIFO
 
Cirsium foliosum
leafy thistle
WSWS
 
L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)
POAC3
 
Polygonum achoreum
leathery knotweed
NE&GP
 
L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)
BIAR
 
Bidens aristosa
long-bracted beggar-ticks
KY
 
L48 (N), CAN (I)
CELO3
 
Cenchrus longispinus
longspine sandbur
STATE, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
DENU2
 
Delphinium nuttallianum
low larkspur
WSWS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
GLLE3
 
Glycyrrhiza lepidota
licorice
NE&GP, WSWS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
GNPA
 
Gnaphalium palustre
lowland cudweed
WSWS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
HOPU
 
 
Hordeum pusillum
little barley
little wildbarley
NE&GP, SWSS
 
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
IVAX
 
Iva axillaris
lesser marshelder
STATE, NE&GP, WSWS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
LUPU
 
Lupinus pusillus
low lupine
NE&GP
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
MAPIP4
HASP3
 
Machaeranthera pinnatifida ssp. pinnatifida var. pinnatifida
Haplopappus spinulosus
lacy tansyaster

NE&GP
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
OPFR
 
Opuntia fragilis
little pricklypear
NE&GP
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
OXLA3
 
 
Oxytropis lambertii
Lambert crazyweed
Lambert loco
NE&GP
 
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
PHLOS
PHSU8
 
Physalis longifolia var. subglabrata
Physalis subglabrata
longleaf groundcherry

N'EAST, SWSS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
PHLO4
 
Physalis longifolia
long-leaf groundcherry
STATE
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
PHVI5
 
Physalis virginiana
lanceleaf groundcherry
NE&GP, WSWS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
SACE
 
Saururus cernuus
lizard's tail
SWSS
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
SARE3
 
 
Salvia reflexa
lambsleaf sage
lanceleaf sage
NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
 
L48 (N), CAN (W)
PLAR3
 
Plantago aristata
largebracted plantain
STATE, SWSS
 
L48 (N), HI (I), CAN (I)
AXFI
 
Axonopus fissifolius
Louisiana grass
HEAR
 
L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N)
CUPE3
 
Cuscuta pentagona
lespedeza dodder
N'EAST, NE&GP
 
L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), CAN (N)
PIST2
 
 
Pistia stratiotes
laitue d'eau
lechuguita de qgua
STATE, FLEPPC
 
 
L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
SCDU3
 
Scoparia dulcis
licorice weed
SWSS
 
L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)
CHAL7
 
Chenopodium album
lambsquarters
KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS
 
L48 (NI), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (NI), GL (I), SPM (I)
AMAR2
 
Ambrosia artemisiifolia
low ragweed
STATE, KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
L48 (NI), HI (I), CAN (N)
LUCR5
 
Lunularia cruciata
liverwort
N'EAST
 
NA (N)
MAPOP
 
Marchantia polymorpha ssp. polymorpha
liverwort
N'EAST
 
NA (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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