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Introduced, Invasive, and Noxious Plants


South Dakota State-listed Noxious Weeds
31 records returned

Noxious weeds that are synonyms retain their noxious status, and are indented beneath the current PLANTS accepted name.

South Dakota Code. 1992. Plant quarantine and treatment, Chapter 38-24a, Article 12:51 (, 24 May 2006). State of South Dakota.

South Dakota Code. 2005. South Dakota weed and pest control, Chapter 38-22, Article 12:62 (, 24 May 2006). State of South Dakota.

Symbol Scientific Name Noxious Common Name State Noxious Status† Native Status*
ACRE3 Acroptilon repens (L.) DC. L48 (I), CAN (I)
CERE6 Centaurea repens L. Russian knapweed RNPS
CAAC Carduus acanthoides L. plumeless thistle RNPS L48 (I), CAN (I)
CADR Cardaria draba (L.) Desv. hoary cress NW, RNPS L48 (I), CAN (I)
CANU4 Carduus nutans L. musk thistle RNPS L48 (I), CAN (I)
CEDI3 Centaurea diffusa Lam. diffuse knapweed RNPS L48 (I), CAN (I)
CESO3 Centaurea solstitialis L. yellow starthistle RNPS L48 (I), CAN (I)
CESTM Centaurea stoebe L. ssp. micranthos (Gugler) Hayek L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
CEMA4 Centaurea maculosa auct. non Lam. spotted knapweed RNPS
CHJU Chondrilla juncea L. rush skeletonweed RNPS L48 (I), CAN (I)
CIAR4 Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop. Canada thistle NW, RNPS L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
COAR4 Convolvulus arvensis L. field bindweed RNPS L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
CRVU2 Crupina vulgaris Cass. common crupina RNPS L48 (I)
CUSCU Cuscuta L. dodder RNPS (I,N), L48 (I,N)
EUES Euphorbia esula L. leafy spurge NW, RNPS L48 (I), CAN (I)
EUESE Euphorbia esula L. var. esula L48 (I), CAN (I)
EUPS2 Euphorbia pseudovirgata (Schur) SoĆ³ leafy spurge RNPS
HYPE Hypericum perforatum L. St. Johnswort RNPS L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
LELA2 Lepidium latifolium L. perennial pepperweed RNPS L48 (I), CAN (I)
LIDA Linaria dalmatica (L.) Mill. Dalmatian toadflax RNPS L48 (I), CAN (I)
LIVU2 Linaria vulgaris Mill. yellow toadflax RNPS L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
LYSA2 Lythrum salicaria L. purple loosestrife NW, RNPS L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
LYVI3 Lythrum virgatum L. purple loosestrife RNPS L48 (I)
MYSP2 Myriophyllum spicatum L. Eurasian water milfoil RNPS L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
ROMU Rosa multiflora Thunb. multiflora rose RNPS L48 (I), CAN (I)
SOAR2 Sonchus arvensis L. perennial sowthistle NW, RNPS L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
SOHA Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers. johnsongrass RNPS (I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I)
TAMAR2 Tamarix L. salt cedar NW (I), L48 (I)


†CodeNoxious Status
NW Noxious weed
RNPS Regulated non-native plant species

*CodeNative Status
I Introduced
I,N None

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

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

  • Northern Prairies Wildlife Research Center: Exotic Species Abstracts
  • SD-SDSU Cooperative Extension Service Weed Control
  • SD-South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service
  • SD-South Dakota Department of Agriculture
  • Weeds of the North Central States


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