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