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U.S. Weeds with Scientific Name =R*
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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, & J.M. DiTomaso. Weeds of the Northeast. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York.
NE&GP Stubbendieck, J., G.Y. Friisoe, & 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. & 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*
RAAB
 
 
 
Ranunculus abortivus
early woodbuttercup
smallflower buttercup
smallflower crowfoot
KY, NE&GP
 
 
 
L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)
RAAC3
 
 
Ranunculus acris
meadow buttercup
tall buttercup
STATE, WSWS
 
 
L48 (NI), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (N?), SPM (I)
RAAR3
 
Ranunculus arvensis
corn buttercup
SWSS
 
L48 (I)
RABU
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ranunculus bulbosus
St. Anthony's turnip
blister flower
bulbous buttercup
bulbous crowfoot
gowan
yellow weed
N'EAST
 
 
 
 
 
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
RAFI
 
Ranunculus ficaria
fig buttercup
STATE
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
RARE3
 
Ranunculus repens
creeping buttercup
WSWS
 
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
RASA
 
Ranunculus sardous
hairy buttercup
SWSS
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
RARA2
 
Raphanus raphanistrum
wild radish
N'EAST, SWSS
 
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
RASA2
 
 
Raphanus sativus
cultivated radish
radish
WSWS
 
 
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I), GL (I)
REMO2
 
Retama monosperma
bridal broom
Cal-IPC
 
L48 (I)
RHAMN
 
Rhamnus
buckthorn
STATE
 
RHCA3
 
 
 
 
 
Rhamnus cathartica
European buckthorn
European waythorn
Hart's thorn
common buckthorn
nerprun cathartique
STATE, WI
 
 
 
 
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
RHMA2
 
 
Rhizophora mangle
American mangrove
red mangrove
HEAR
 
 
L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
RHTO10
RHTO
 
 
 
 
Rhodomyrtus tomentosa
Rhodomyrtus tomentosus
downy myrtle
downy rosemyrtle
isenberg bush
rose myrtle

STATE, FLEPPC, HEAR
 
 
 
 
L48 (I), HI (I)
RHGL
 
Rhus glabra
smooth sumac
NE&GP
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
RHTY
 
Rhus typhina
staghorn sumac
N'EAST
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
RHCA9
 
Rhynchospora caduca
anglestem beaksedge
HEAR
 
L48 (N), HI (I)
RHCO2
 
Rhynchospora corniculata
shortbristle horned beaksedge
SWSS
 
L48 (N)
RIBES
 
Ribes
currant, gooseberry
STATE
 
RISC
 
Richardia scabra
rough Mexican clover
SWSS
 
L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N)
RICO3
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ricinus communis
agaliya
castor bean
lama palagi
maskerekur
toto ni vavalagi
uluchula skoki
Cal-IPC, FLEPPC, WSWS
 
 
 
 
 
 
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
ROPS
 
 
 
Robinia pseudoacacia
black locust
false acacia
yellow locust
Cal-IPC, N'EAST
 
 
 
L48 (N), CAN (I)
ROAU
 
Rorippa austriaca
Austrian fieldcress
STATE
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
ROPA2
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rorippa palustris
bog marshcress
bog yellowcress
common yellowcress
marsh yellowcress
marshcress
yellow watercress
N'EAST, NE&GP
 
 
 
 
 
 
L48 (N), AK (N), PR (I), CAN (N), SPM (N)
ROSI2
 
Rorippa sinuata
spreading yellowcress
NE&GP
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
ROSY
 
 
Rorippa sylvestris
keek
yellow fieldcress
STATE
 
 
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I)
ROAR3
 
 
 
 
Rosa arkansana
Arkansas rose
prairie rose
prairie wildrose
wild rose
NE&GP
 
 
 
 
L48 (N), CAN (N)
ROMU
 
Rosa multiflora
multiflora rose
STATE, N'EAST, SEEPPC, SWSS, WI
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
RORU
 
Rosa rugosa
rugosa rose
STATE
 
L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
ROCO6
 
ROEX2
 
Rottboellia cochinchinensis
itchgrass
Rottboellia exaltata
itchgrass, raoulgrass
US, STATE, SWSS
 
STATE
 
L48 (I), PR (I)
RUAR2
 
Rubus argutus
prickly Florida blackberry
STATE, HEAR, N'EAST
 
L48 (N), HI (I)
RUAR9
RUDI2
 
Rubus armeniacus
Rubus discolor
Himalayan blackberry

STATE, Cal-IPC, HEAR, N'EAST
 
L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
RUELO
 
Rubus ellipticus var. obcordatus
yellow Himalayan raspberry
STATE, HEAR, N'EAST
 
HI (I)
RUFR80
 
Rubus fruticosus
bramble blackberry
US, STATE, N'EAST
 
RUGL5
 
Rubus glaucus
raspberry
HEAR, N'EAST
 
HI (I)
RULA
 
Rubus laciniatus
cut-leaved blackberry
N'EAST
 
L48 (I), CAN (I)
RUMO4
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rubus moluccanus
Molucca bramble
Molucca raspberry
kohkihl
soni
wa ngandrongandro
wild raspberry
US, STATE, N'EAST
 
 
 
 
 
 
RUNI4
 
 
Rubus niveus
Mysore raspberry
hill raspberry
STATE, HEAR, N'EAST
 
 
L48 (I), HI (I)
RUPH
 
 
Rubus phoenicolasius
Japanese wineberry
wineberry
N'EAST, SEEPPC
 
 
L48 (I)
RURO
 
 
 
 
Rubus rosifolius
West Indian raspberry
ola'a
roseleaf raspberry
thimbleberry
HEAR, N'EAST
 
 
 
 
HI (I), PR (I)
RUSI4
 
Rubus sieboldii
Molucca raspberry
STATE, HEAR, N'EAST
 
HI (I)
RUHI2
 
Rudbeckia hirta
blackeyed Susan
SWSS
 
L48 (N), AK (I), CAN (N)
RUCA19
RUTW
 
 
Ruellia caerulea
Ruellia tweediana
Britton's wild petunia
Mexican petunia

FLEPPC
 
 
L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
RUMEX
 
Rumex
dock
STATE
 
RUAC3
 
 
 
Rumex acetosella
field sorrel
red sorrel
sheep sorrel
STATE, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
 
 
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
RUAL4
 
 
Rumex altissimus
pale dock
smooth dock
STATE, NE&GP
 
 
L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)
RUCR
 
 
 
 
Rumex crispus
curly dock
narrowleaf dock
sour dock
yellow dock
STATE, KY, N'EAST, NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
 
 
 
 
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
RUOB
 
Rumex obtusifolius
bitter dock
SWSS
 
L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
 
   
*CodeNative Status
I Introduced
N Native
N? Probably Native
NI Native and Introduced

*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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