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Introduced, Invasive, and Noxious Plants

NRCS Invasive Species Policy
Invasive Species Executive Order 13112

North Carolina State-listed Noxious Weeds
124 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.

North Carolina Department of Agriculture. 2003. Regulations for state noxious weeds (20 October 2003). North Carolina Department of Agriculture.

Symbol Scientific Name Noxious Common Name State Noxious Status Native Status*
AEGIN Aeginetia L. CAW
AGAD2 Ageratina adenophora (Spreng.) R.M. King & H. Rob. sticky snakeroot CAW L48 (I), HI (I)
ALECT2 Alectra Thunb. CAW
ALSE4 Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R. Br. ex DC. sessile joyweed CAW L48 (I), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
ASFI2 Asphodelus fistulosus L. onionweed CAW L48 (I)
AVST Avena sterilis L. animated oat CAW L48 (I), CAN (W)
AZPI Azolla pinnata R. Br. feathered mosquitofern CAW L48 (I)
CAOX6 Carthamus oxyacanthus M. Bieb. L48 (I)
CAOX2 Carthamus oxyacantha M. Bieb., orth. var. jeweled distaff thistle CAW
CATA5 Caulerpa taxifolia (Vahl) C. Agardh1 CAW L48 (I)
CHAC Chrysopogon aciculatus (Retz.) Trin. golden false beardgrass CAW HI (I)
COBE2 Commelina benghalensis L. jio CAW L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
CRHE5 Crassula helmsii A. Berger swamp stonecrop CAW
CRVU2 Crupina vulgaris Cass. common crupina CAW L48 (I)
CUSCU Cuscuta L.2 dodder CAW
DIAB Digitaria abyssinica (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Stapf HI (I)
DISC5 Digitaria scalarum (Schweinf.) Chiov. bluecouch CAW
DIVE2 Digitaria velutina (Forssk.) P. Beauv. velvet crabgrass CAW L48 (I)
DRAR7 Drymaria arenarioides Humb. & Bonpl. ex Schult. [excluded] sandwort drymary CAW
EIAZ2 Eichhornia azurea (Sw.) Kunth anchored waterhyacinth CAW L48 (I), PR (I)
EMAU Emex australis Steinh. southern threecornerjack CAW L48 (I)
EMSP Emex spinosa (L.) Campd. spiny threecornerjack CAW L48 (I), HI (I)
GAOF Galega officinalis L. professorweed CAW L48 (I), CAN (I)
HEMA17 Heracleum mantegazzianum Sommier & Levier giant hogweed CAW L48 (I), CAN (I)
HYVE3 Hydrilla verticillata (L. f.) Royle waterthyme CAW L48 (I)
HYPO3 Hygrophila polysperma (Roxb.) T. Anderson Miramar weed CAW L48 (I)
IMBR Imperata brasiliensis Trin. Brazilian satintail CAW L48 (I), PR (I)
IMCY Imperata cylindrica (L.) P. Beauv. cogongrass CAW L48 (I)
IPAQ Ipomoea aquatica Forssk. water spinach CAW L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
ISRU Ischaemum rugosum Salisb. ribbed murainagrass CAW L48 (I)
LAGAR Lagarosiphon Harv. African elodea CAW
LECH2 Leptochloa chinensis (L.) Nees [excluded] Chinese sprangletop CAW
LISE3 Limnophila sessiliflora (Vahl) Blume Asian marshweed CAW L48 (I)
LYFE4 Lycium ferocissimum Miers L48 (I)
LYFE3 Lycium ferrocissimum Miers, orth. var. African boxthorn CAW
MEQU Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S.F. Blake punktree CAW L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
MEMA Melastoma malabathricum L. Malabar melastome CAW HI (I)
MICO16 Mikania cordata (Burm. f.) B.L. Rob. [excluded] heartleaf hempvine CAW
MIMI5 Mikania micrantha Kunth bittervine CAW L48 (I), PR (N)
MIDI8 Mimosa diplotricha C. Wright HI (I), PR (I)
MIIN80 Mimosa invisa Mart., non Mart. ex Colla giant false sensitive plant CAW
MIPE2 Mimosa pellita Kunth ex Willd. L48 (N), PR (N)
MIPI Mimosa pigra auct. non L. black mimosa CAW
MOHA2 Monochoria hastata (L.) Solms [excluded] arrowleaf falsepickerelweed CAW
MOVA Monochoria vaginalis (Burm. f.) C. Presl ex Kunth heartshape falsepickerelweed CAW L48 (I), HI (I)
MORAE Moraea Mill.
HOMER Homeria Vent. Cape tulip CAW
MOCO8 Moraea collina Thunb. L48 (I)
HOCO6 Homeria collina (Thunb.) Salisb. Cape tulip CAW
MOFL2 Moraea flaccida (Sweet) Steud.
HOFL4 Homeria flaccida Sweet Cape tulip CAW
MOOC2 Moraea ochroleuca (Salisb.) Drapiez
HOOC Homeria ochroleuca Salisb. Cape tulip CAW
MOPA8 Moraea pallida (Baker) Goldblatt
HOPA11 Homeria pallida Baker Cape tulip CAW
NATR3 Nassella trichotoma (Nees) Hack. serrated tussock grass CAW L48 (I)
OPAU10 Opuntia aurantiaca Lindl. jointed prickly pear CAW
OROBA Orobanche L.2 broomrape CAW
ORLO3 Oryza longistaminata A. Chev. & Roehr. long-stamen rice CAW
ORPU13 Oryza punctata Kotzchy ex Steud. red rice CAW
ORRU Oryza rufipogon Griffiths brownbeard rice CAW L48 (I)
OTAL Ottelia alismoides (L.) Pers. duck lettuce CAW L48 (I)
PASC6 Paspalum scrobiculatum L. ricegrass paspalum CAW (I), L48 (I), HI (I)
PECL2 Pennisetum clandestinum Hochst. ex Chiov. Kikuyu grass CAW L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
PEMA80 Pennisetum macrourum Trin. African feathergrass CAW L48 (I), HI (I)
PEPE24 Pennisetum pedicellatum Trin. Kyasuma grass CAW L48 (I)
PEPO14 Pennisetum polystachion (L.) Schult. (I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
PEPO4 Pennisetum polystachyon (L.) Schult., orth. var. missiongrass CAW
POPE10 Polygonum perfoliatum L. mile-a-minute CAW L48 (I)
PRAL11 Prosopis alpataco Phil. mesquite CAW
PRAR6 Prosopis argentina Burkart mesquite CAW
PRBU2 Prosopis burkartii Muñoz mesquite CAW
PRCA9 Prosopis caldenia Burkart mesquite CAW
PRCA10 Prosopis calingastana Burkart mesquite CAW
PRCA11 Prosopis campestris Griseb. mesquite CAW
PRCA12 Prosopis castellanosii Burkart mesquite CAW
PRDE4 Prosopis denudans Benth. mesquite CAW
PREL5 Prosopis elata (Burkart) Burkart mesquite CAW
PRFA2 Prosopis farcta (Banks & Sol.) J.F. Macbr. Syrian mesquite CAW L48 (I)
PRFE2 Prosopis ferox Griseb. mesquite CAW
PRFI4 Prosopis fiebrigii Harms mesquite CAW
PRHA4 Prosopis hassleri Harms ex Hassler mesquite CAW
PRHU3 Prosopis humilis Gillies ex Hook. & Arn. mesquite CAW
PRKU2 Prosopis kuntzei Harms ex Hassler mesquite CAW
PRPA4 Prosopis pallida (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Kunth kiawe CAW (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
PRPA10 Prosopis palmeri S. Watson mesquite CAW
PRRE2 Prosopis reptans Benth. tornillo CAW L48 (N)
PRRO4 Prosopis rojasiana Burkart mesquite CAW
PRRU4 Prosopis ruizlealii Burkart mesquite CAW
PRRU5 Prosopis ruscifolia Griseb. mesquite CAW
PRSE5 Prosopis sericantha Gillies ex Hook. & Arn. mesquite CAW
PRST3 Prosopis strombulifera (Lam.) Benth. Argentine screwbean CAW L48 (I)
PRTO3 Prosopis torquata DC. mesquite CAW
PRVE Prosopis velutina Woot. L48 (N), HI (I)
PRAR4 Prosopis articulata S. Watson velvet mesquite CAW
ROCO6 Rottboellia cochinchinensis (Lour.) W.D. Clayton itchgrass CAW L48 (I), PR (I)
RUFR80 Rubus fruticosus L. [excluded] shrubby blackberry CAW
RUMO4 Rubus moluccanus L. [excluded] eelkek CAW
SASP Saccharum spontaneum L. wild sugarcane CAW HI (I), PR (I)
SASA7 Sagittaria sagittifolia L. [excluded] Hawaii arrowhead CAW
SAVE6 Salsola vermiculata L. shrubby Russian thistle CAW L48 (I)
SALVI2 Salvinia Ség.3 water fern CAW
SEPUP3 Setaria pumila (Poir.) Roem. & Schult. ssp. pallidefusca (Schumach.) B.K. Simon L48 (I)
SEPA82 Setaria pallidifusca (Schumach.) Stapf & C.E. Hubbard, orth. var. yellow bristlegrass CAW
SOTA3 Solanum tampicense Dunal wetland nightshade CAW L48 (I)
SOTO4 Solanum torvum Sw. turkeyberry CAW L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
SOVI2 Solanum viarum Dunal tropical soda apple CAW L48 (I)
SPER Sparganium erectum L. simplestem bur-reed CAW L48 (N)
SPAL3 Spermacoce alata Aubl. [excluded] borreria CAW
STRIG Striga Lour. witchweed CAW
TRAPA Trapa L. water-chestnut CAW
TRPR5 Tridax procumbens L. coatbuttons CAW (I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
URPA Urochloa panicoides P. Beauv. panic liverseed grass CAW L48 (I)
CAAC Carduus acanthoides L. plumeless thistle CBW L48 (I), CAN (I)
CANU4 Carduus nutans L. musk thistle CBW L48 (I), CAN (I)
CIAR4 Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop. Canada thistle CBW L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
LUGRH Ludwigia grandiflora (Michx.) Greuter & Burdet ssp. hexapetala (Hook. & Arn.) G.L. Nesom & Kartesz L48 (I)
LUHE5 Ludwigia hexapetala (Hook. & Arn.) Zardini, Gu & P.H. Raven Uraguay waterprimrose CBW
LYTHR Lythrum L.4 CBW
MYSP2 Myriophyllum spicatum L. Eurasian watermilfoil CBW L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
ROSY Rorippa sylvestris (L.) Besser yellow fieldcress CBW L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I)
STFL4 Stachys floridana Shuttlw. ex Benth. Florida betony CBW L48 (N)
TRTE Tribulus terrestris L. puncturevine CBW (I), L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (W)
CEOR7 Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. Oriental bittersweet CCW L48 (I), CAN (I)

 

†CodeNoxious Status
CAW Class A noxious weed
CBW Class B noxious weed
CCW Class C noxious weed

*CodeNative Status
I Introduced
N Native
W Waif

*CodeNative Status Jursdiction
None
L48 Lower 48 States
AK Alaska
HI Hawaii
PR Puerto Rico
VI Virgin Islands
CAN Canada
GL Greenland
SPM St. Pierre and Miquelon

1 Mediterranean clone  
2 other than native or widely distributed species  
3 all except S. minima  
4 any Lythrum spp. not native to North Carolina  

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