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Invasive Species Executive Order 13112

Pennsylvania State-listed Noxious Weeds
14 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.

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. 2000. Pennsylvania noxious weed control list (20 October 2003). Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Symbol Scientific Name Noxious Common Name State Noxious Status Native Status*
PUMOL Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr. var. lobata (Willd.) Maesen & S.M. Almeida ex Sanjappa & Predeep (I), L48 (I), HI (I)
PULO Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi kudzu-vine NW
SOHA Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers. johnsongrass NW (I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I)
SOBI2 Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench shattercane NW (I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (I)
POPE10 Polygonum perfoliatum L. mile-a-minute NW L48 (I)
CIAR4 Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop. Canadian thistle NW L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
CIVU Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten. bull thistle, spear thistle NW L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
CANU4 Carduus nutans L. musk thistle, nodding thistle NW L48 (I), CAN (I)
GAOF Galega officinalis L. goatsrue NW L48 (I), CAN (I)
HEMA17 Heracleum mantegazzianum Sommier & Levier giant hogweed NW L48 (I), CAN (I)
ROMU Rosa multiflora Thunb. multiflora rose NW L48 (I), CAN (I)
LYSA2 Lythrum salicaria L.1 purple loosestrife NW L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
CASA3 Cannabis sativa L. marijuana NW L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I)
DAST Datura stramonium L. jimsonweed NW L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (I)


†CodeNoxious Status
NW Noxious weed

*CodeNative Status
I Introduced

*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

1 including all cultivars  

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


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