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Invasive Species Executive Order 13112

Massachusetts State-listed Noxious Weeds
156 records returned

Click on an accepted name below to view its PLANTS Profile with more information, and web links if available. Noxious weeds that are synonyms retain their noxious status, and are indented beneath the current PLANTS accepted name.

Bureau of Farm Productsand Plant Industries. 2006. Massachusetts prohibited plant list (23 January 2006). Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.

Symbol Scientific Name Noxious Common Name State Noxious Status Native Status*
AEGIN Aeginetia L. P
ALECT2 Alectra Thunb. P
CATA5 Caulerpa taxifolia (Vahl) C. Agardh P L48 (I)
MEMA Melastoma malabathricum L. P HI (I)
PRVE Prosopis velutina Woot. P L48 (N), HI (I)
SEPU8 Setaria pumila (Poir.) Roem. & Schult. P L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (W)
LYFE4 Lycium ferocissimum Miers L48 (I)
LYFE3 Lycium ferrocissimum Miers, orth. var. African boxthorn P
DIAB Digitaria abyssinica (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Stapf P HI (I)
DISC5 Digitaria scalarum (Schweinf.) Chiov. African couch grass P
PEMA80 Pennisetum macrourum Trin. African feathergrass P L48 (I), HI (I)
DRAR7 Drymaria arenarioides Humb. & Bonpl. ex Schult. [excluded] alfombrilla P
LISE3 Limnophila sessiliflora (Vahl) Blume ambulia P L48 (I)
PHAM2 Phellodendron amurense Rupr. Amur cork-tree P L48 (I), CAN (I)
LOMA6 Lonicera maackii (Rupr.) Herder Amur honeysuckle P L48 (I), CAN (I)
EIAZ2 Eichhornia azurea (Sw.) Kunth anchored waterhyacinth P L48 (I), PR (I)
AVST Avena sterilis L. animated oat P L48 (I), CAN (W)
PRST3 Prosopis strombulifera (Lam.) Benth. Argentine screwbean P L48 (I)
SASA7 Sagittaria sagittifolia L. [excluded] arrowhead P
LECH2 Leptochloa chinensis (L.) Nees [excluded] Asian sprangletop P
ELUM Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb. autumn olive P L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
LOBE Lonicera ×bella Zabel [morrowii × tatarica] Bell's honeysuckle P L48 (I), CAN (I)
COBE2 Commelina benghalensis L. Benghal dayflower P L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
AEPO Aegopodium podagraria L. Bishop's goutweed, bishop's weed, goutweed P L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
ROPS Robinia pseudoacacia L. black locust P L48 (N), CAN (I)
CYLO11 Cynanchum louiseae Kartesz & Gandhi black swallow-wort, Louise's swallow-wart P L48 (I), CAN (I)
LIOB Ligustrum obtusifolium Siebold & Zucc. border privet P L48 (I)
SPAL3 Spermacoce alata Aubl. [excluded] borreria P
IMBR Imperata brasiliensis Trin. Brazilian satintail P L48 (I), PR (I)
EGDE Egeria densa Planch. Brazilian waterweed, Brazilian eloda P L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (W)
NAMI Najas minor All. brittle water-nymph, lesser naiad P L48 (I), CAN (I)
LELA2 Lepidium latifolium L. broad-leafed pepperweed, tall pepperweed P L48 (I), CAN (I)
OROBA Orobanche L. broomrape P
CAIM Cardamine impatiens L. bushy rock-cress, narrowleaf bittercress P L48 (I), CAN (I)
MORAE Moraea Mill.
HOMER Homeria Vent. Cape tulip P
MOCO8 Moraea collina Thunb. L48 (I)
HOCO6 Homeria collina (Thunb.) Salisb. Cape tulip P
MOFL2 Moraea flaccida (Sweet) Steud.
HOFL4 Homeria flaccida Sweet Cape tulip P
MOOC2 Moraea ochroleuca (Salisb.) Drapiez
HOOC Homeria ochroleuca Salisb. Cape tulip P
MOPA8 Moraea pallida (Baker) Goldblatt
HOPA11 Homeria pallida Baker Cape tulip P
CACA Cabomba caroliniana A. Gray Carolina fanwort, fanwort P L48 (N), CAN (N)
MIPE2 Mimosa pellita Kunth ex Willd. L48 (N), PR (N)
MIPI Mimosa pigra auct. non L. catclaw mimosa P
SEPUP3 Setaria pumila (Poir.) Roem. & Schult. ssp. pallidefusca (Schumach.) B.K. Simon L48 (I)
SEPA82 Setaria pallidifusca (Schumach.) Stapf & C.E. Hubbard, orth. var. cattail grass P
IPAQ Ipomoea aquatica Forssk. Chinese waterspinach PR L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
TRPR5 Tridax procumbens L. coat buttons P L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
TUFA Tussilago farfara L. coltsfoot P L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
BEVU Berberis vulgaris L. common barberry, European barberry P L48 (I), CAN (I)
RHCA3 Rhamnus cathartica L. common buckthorn P L48 (I), CAN (I)
CRVU2 Crupina vulgaris Cass. common crupina P L48 (I)
PHAU7 Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud. common reed P L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), CAN (N)
RARE3 Ranunculus repens L. creeping buttercup P L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
LYNU Lysimachia nummularia L. creeping jenny, moneywort P L48 (I), CAN (I)
POCR3 Potamogeton crispus L. crisped pondweed, curly pondweed P L48 (I), CAN (I)
AGAD2 Ageratina adenophora (Spreng.) R.M. King & H. Rob. crofton weed P L48 (I), HI (I)
EUCY2 Euphorbia cyparissias L. cypress spurge P L48 (I), CAN (I)
HEMA3 Hesperis matronalis L. dames Rocket P L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
EMSP Emex spinosa (L.) Campd. devil's thorn P L48 (I), HI (I)
CUSCU Cuscuta L. dodder P
OTAL Ottelia alismoides (L.) Pers. duck-lettuce P L48 (I)
MYSP2 Myriophyllum spicatum L. Eurasian or European water-milfoil, spike water-milfoil P L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
FRAL4 Frangula alnus Mill. European buckthorn, glossy buckthorn P L48 (I), CAN (I)
CYRO8 Cynanchum rossicum (Kleopow) Borhidi European swallow-wort, pale swallow-wart P L48 (I), CAN (I)
SPER Sparganium erectum L. exotic bur-reed P L48 (N)
MYSC Myosotis scorpioides L. forget-me-not P L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
FEFI Festuca filiformis Pourr. gair fescue, fineleaf sheep fescue P L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
ALPE4 Alliaria petiolata (M. Bieb.) Cavara & Grande garlic mustard P L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
HEMA17 Heracleum mantegazzianum Sommier & Levier giant hogweed P L48 (I), CAN (I)
SAAU Salvinia auriculata Aubl. giant salvinia P PR (I)
SABI9 Salvinia biloba Raddi giant salvinia P
SAHE7 Salvinia herzogii de la Sota giant salvinia P
SAMO5 Salvinia molesta Mitchell giant salvinia P L48 (I), HI (I)
MIDI8 Mimosa diplotricha C. Wright P HI (I), PR (I)
MIIN80 Mimosa invisa Mart., non Mart. ex Colla giant sensitive plant P
GAOF Galega officinalis L. goatsrue P L48 (I), CAN (I)
ARHI3 Arthraxon hispidus (Thunb.) Makino hairy joint grass, jointhead, small carpetgrass P L48 (I), HI (I)
EPHI Epilobium hirsutum L. hairy willow-herb, codlins and cream P L48 (I), CAN (I)
HYVE3 Hydrilla verticillata (L. f.) Royle hydrilla P L48 (I)
ROCO6 Rottboellia cochinchinensis (Lour.) W.D. Clayton itchgrass P L48 (I), PR (I)
BETH Berberis thunbergii DC. Japanese barberry P L48 (I), CAN (I)
LOJA Lonicera japonica Thunb. Japanese honeysuckle P L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I)
HUJA Humulus japonicus Siebold & Zucc. Japanese hops P L48 (I), CAN (I)
POCU6 Polygonum cuspidatum Siebold & Zucc. Japanese knotweed, Japanese arrowroot P L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
CAKO2 Carex kobomugi Ohwi Japanese sedge, Asiatic sand sedge P L48 (I)
MIVI Microstegium vimineum (Trin.) A. Camus Japanese stilt grass, Nepalese browntop P L48 (I), PR (I)
OPAU10 Opuntia aurantiaca Lindl. jointed prickly pear P
PRPA4 Prosopis pallida (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Kunth kiawe P HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
PECL2 Pennisetum clandestinum Hochst. ex Chiov. kikuyugrass P L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
PASC6 Paspalum scrobiculatum L. Kodo-millet P L48 (I), HI (I)
PUMO Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr. kudzu, Japanese arrowroot P L48 (I), HI (I)
PEPE24 Pennisetum pedicellatum Trin. kyasuma-grass P L48 (I)
EUES Euphorbia esula L. leafy spurge, wolf's milk P L48 (I), CAN (I)
RAFI Ranunculus ficaria L. lesser celandine, fig buttercup P L48 (I), CAN (I)
URPA Urochloa panicoides P. Beauv. liverseed grass P L48 (I)
MEQU Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S.F. Blake melaleuca P L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
MICO16 Mikania cordata (Burm. f.) B.L. Rob. [excluded] mile-a-minute P
MIMI5 Mikania micrantha Kunth mile-a-minute P L48 (I), PR (N)
POPE10 Polygonum perfoliatum L. Mile-a-minute vine or weed, Asiatic tearthumb P L48 (I)
HYPO3 Hygrophila polysperma (Roxb.) T. Anderson Miramar weed P L48 (I)
PEPO14 Pennisetum polystachion (L.) Schult. L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
PEPO4 Pennisetum polystachyon (L.) Schult., orth. var. missiongrass P
MOHA2 Monochoria hastata (L.) Solms [excluded] monochoria P
LOMO2 Lonicera morrowii A. Gray Morrow's honeysuckle P L48 (I), CAN (I)
AZPI Azolla pinnata R. Br. mosquito fern P L48 (I)
ROMU Rosa multiflora Thunb. multiflora rose P L48 (I), CAN (I)
ISRU Ischaemum rugosum Salisb. murain-grass P L48 (I)
ACPL Acer platanoides L. Norway maple P L48 (I), CAN (I)
ASFI2 Asphodelus fistulosus L. onionweed P L48 (I)
CEOR7 Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. Oriental bittersweet, Asian or Asiatic bittersweet P L48 (I), CAN (I)
LAMA15 Lagarosiphon major (Ridley) Moss oxygen weed P
MYAQ2 Myriophyllum aquaticum (Vell.) Verdc. parrot-feather, water-feather, Brazilian water-milfoil P L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
MOVA Monochoria vaginalis (Burm. f.) C. Presl ex Kunth pickerel weed P L48 (I), HI (I)
CHAC Chrysopogon aciculatus (Retz.) Trin. pilipiliula P HI (I)
MISA Miscanthus sacchariflorus (Maxim.) Franch. plume grass, Amur silvergrass P L48 (I), CAN (I)
AMBR7 Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (Maxim.) Trautv. porcelain-berry, Amur peppervine P L48 (I)
LYSA2 Lythrum salicaria L. purple loosestrife P L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
ORLO3 Oryza longistaminata A. Chev. & Roehr. red rice P
ORPU13 Oryza punctata Kotzchy ex Steud. red rice P
ORRU Oryza rufipogon Griffiths red rice P L48 (I)
PHAR3 Phalaris arundinacea L. reed canary-grass P L48 (N), AK (I), CAN (N), SPM (I)
GLFL Glaucium flavum Crantz sea or horned poppy, yellow horn poppy P L48 (I), CAN (W)
NATR3 Nassella trichotoma (Nees) Hack. serrated tussock P L48 (I)
ALSE4 Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R. Br. ex DC. sessile joyweed P L48 (I), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
CESTM Centaurea stoebe L. ssp. micranthos (Gugler) Hayek L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
CEBI2 Centaurea biebersteinii DC. spotted knapweed P
ACPS Acer pseudoplatanus L. sycamore maple P L48 (I), CAN (I)
GLMA3 Glyceria maxima (Hartm.) Holmb. tall mannagrass, reed mannagrass P L48 (I), CAN (I)
SEJA Senecio jacobaea L. tansy ragwort, stinking Willie P L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
LOTA Lonicera tatarica L. Tatarian honeysuckle P L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
EMAU Emex australis Steinh. three-cornered jack P L48 (I)
PRRE2 Prosopis reptans Benth. tornillo P L48 (N)
AIAL Ailanthus altissima (Mill.) Swingle tree of heaven P L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
SOVI2 Solanum viarum Dunal tropical soda apple P L48 (I)
SOTO4 Solanum torvum Sw. turkeyberry P L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
MYHE2 Myriophyllum heterophyllum Michx. variable water-milfoil, two-leaved water-milfoil P L48 (N), CAN (N)
DIVE2 Digitaria velutina (Forssk.) P. Beauv. velvet fingergrass P L48 (I)
ROAM Rorippa amphibia (L.) Besser water yellowcress, great yellowcress P L48 (I), CAN (I)
TRNA Trapa natans L. water-chestnut P L48 (I), CAN (I)
SOTA3 Solanum tampicense Dunal wetland nightshade P L48 (I)
RUMO4 Rubus moluccanus L. [excluded] wild blackberry P
RUFR80 Rubus fruticosus L. [excluded] wild blackberry complex P
ANSY Anthriscus sylvestris (L.) Hoffm. wild chervil P L48 (I), CAN (I), GL (I)
CAOX6 Carthamus oxyacanthus M. Bieb. L48 (I)
CAOX2 Carthamus oxyacantha M. Bieb., orth. var. wild safflower P
SASP Saccharum spontaneum L. wild sugarcane P HI (I), PR (I)
RUPH Rubus phoenicolasius Maxim. wineberry, Japanese wineberry, wine raspberry P L48 (I)
EUAL13 Euonymus alatus (Thunb.) Siebold winged euonymus, burning bush P L48 (I), CAN (I)
STRIG Striga Lour. witchweed P
SAVE6 Salsola vermiculata L. wormleaf salsola P L48 (I)
NYPE Nymphoides peltata (S.G. Gmel.) Kuntze Yellow floating heart P L48 (I), CAN (I)
IRPS Iris pseudacorus L. Yellow Iris P L48 (I), CAN (I)

 

†CodeNoxious Status
P Prohibited
PR Permit required

*CodeNative Status
I Introduced
N Native
W Waif

*CodeNative Status Jursdiction
L48 Lower 48 States
AK Alaska
HI Hawaii
PR Puerto Rico
VI Virgin Islands
CAN Canada
GL Greenland
SPM St. Pierre and Miquelon

Additional information about noxious plants in this state can be found at:

 

 
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