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NRCS Invasive Species Policy
Invasive Species Executive Order 13112

Florida State-listed Noxious Weeds
106 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 Aquatic Plant Management. 2002. Aquatic plant importation, transportation, non-nursery cultivation, possession and collection (20 October 2003). Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Division of Plant Industry. 2000. Introduction or release of plant pests, noxious weeds, arthropods, and biological control agents (20 October 2003). Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services.

Symbol Scientific Name Noxious Common Name State Noxious Status Native Status*
AEGIN Aeginetia L. aeginetia NW
AGAD2 Ageratina adenophora (Spreng.) R.M. King & H. Rob. crofton weed NW L48 (I), HI (I)
ALECT2 Alectra Thunb. alectra NW (I)
ALPH Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.) Griseb. alligatorweed, green lead plant PAP1 L48 (I), PR (I)
ALSE4 Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R. Br. ex DC. sessile joyweed NW (I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
ASFI2 Asphodelus fistulosus L. onionweed NW L48 (I)
AVST Avena sterilis L. animated oat, wild oat NW L48 (I), CAN (W)
CAOX6 Carthamus oxyacanthus M. Bieb. L48 (I)
CAOX2 Carthamus oxyacantha M. Bieb., orth. var. wild safflower NW
CASUA Casuarina Rumph. ex L. Australian pine PAP1 (I), L48 (I)
CHAC Chrysopogon aciculatus (Retz.) Trin. pilipiliula NW (N), L48 (I), HI (I)
COBE2 Commelina benghalensis L. Benghal dayflower NW (I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
CRHE5 Crassula helmsii A. Berger swamp stone crop PAP1
CRVU2 Crupina vulgaris Cass. crupina NW L48 (I)
CUAN4 Cupaniopsis anacardioides (A. Rich.) Radlk. carrotwood NW L48 (I)
CUSCU Cuscuta L.1 dodder NW (I,N), L48 (I,N)
DIAB Digitaria abyssinica (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Stapf HI (I)
DISC5 Digitaria scalarum (Schweinf.) Chiov. African couchgrass, fingergrass NW
DIVE2 Digitaria velutina (Forssk.) P. Beauv. velvet fingergrass, annual couchgrass NW L48 (I)
DIAL2 Dioscorea alata L. white yam NW (I), L48 (I), PR (I), VI (I)
DIBU Dioscorea bulbifera L. air potato NW (I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
DRAR7 Drymaria arenarioides Humb. & Bonpl. ex Schult. [excluded] lightning weed NW
EICHH Eichhornia Kunth waterhyacinth PAP1 (I), L48 (I)
EMAU Emex australis Steinh. three-cornered jack NW L48 (I)
EMSP Emex spinosa (L.) Campd. devil's thorn NW L48 (I), HI (I)
EUHE4 Euphorbia heterophylla L. (I), L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
EUPR5 Euphorbia prunifolia Jacq. painted euphorbia NW
GAOF Galega officinalis L. goat's rue NW L48 (I), CAN (I)
HEMA17 Heracleum mantegazzianum Sommier & Levier giant hogweed NW L48 (I), CAN (I)
HYVE3 Hydrilla verticillata (L. f.) Royle hydrilla, Florida elodea PAP1 L48 (I)
HYPO3 Hygrophila polysperma (Roxb.) T. Anderson hygrophila PAP2 L48 (I)
IMBR Imperata brasiliensis Trin. Brazilian satintail NW L48 (I), PR (I)
IMCY Imperata cylindrica (L.) P. Beauv. cogongrass NW (NI), L48 (I)
IPAQ Ipomoea aquatica Forssk. water spinach PAP1 (I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
IPCAF Ipomoea carnea Jacq. ssp. fistulosa (Mart. ex Choisy) D. Austin (I), L48 (I), PR (I), VI (I)
IPFI2 Ipomoea fistulosa Mart. ex Choisy PAP1
IPTR2 Ipomoea triloba L. littlebell, Aiea morning glory NW (I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
ISRU Ischaemum rugosum Salisb. murainograss NW (N), L48 (I)
LAGAR Lagarosiphon Harv. African elodea PAP1
LECH2 Leptochloa chinensis (L.) Nees [excluded] Asian sprangletop NW
LIFL5 Limnocharis flava (L.) Buchenau [excluded] Sawah flowering rush PAP1
LISE3 Limnophila sessiliflora (Vahl) Blume ambulia PAP2 L48 (I)
LYFE4 Lycium ferocissimum Miers L48 (I)
LYFE3 Lycium ferrocissimum Miers, orth. var. African boxthorn NW
LYJA Lygodium japonicum (Thunb.) Sw. Japanese climbing fern NW L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
LYMI Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.) R. Br. small-leaved climbing fern NW (N), L48 (I)
LYSA2 Lythrum salicaria L. purple loosestrife PAP1 L48 (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
MEQU Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S.F. Blake melaleuca, punktree NW, PAP1 (I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
MEMA Melastoma malabathricum L. Indian rhododendron NW (N), HI (I)
MICO16 Mikania cordata (Burm. f.) B.L. Rob. [excluded] mile-a-minute NW
MIMI5 Mikania micrantha Kunth climbing hempweed NW L48 (I), PR (N)
MIDI8 Mimosa diplotricha C. Wright (I), HI (I), PR (I)
MIIN80 Mimosa invisa Mart., non Mart. ex Colla giant sensitive plant NW
MIPE2 Mimosa pellita Kunth ex Willd. L48 (N), PR (N)
MIPI Mimosa pigra auct. non L. giant sensitive plant, cat's claw PAP1
MOHA2 Monochoria hastata (L.) Solms [excluded] PAP1
MOVA Monochoria vaginalis (Burm. f.) C. Presl ex Kunth PAP1 L48 (I), HI (I)
MYSP2 Myriophyllum spicatum L. Eurasian watermilfoil PAP1 L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
NATR3 Nassella trichotoma (Nees) Hack. serrated tussock grass NW L48 (I)
NEAL2 Nechamandra alternifolia (Roxb.) Thw. PAP1
NERE Neyraudia reynaudiana (Kunth) Keng ex Hitchc. Burma reed NW L48 (I)
OPAU10 Opuntia aurantiaca Lindl. jointed prickly pear NW
OROBA Orobanche L.2 broomrape NW (N), L48 (I,N)
ORLO3 Oryza longistaminata A. Chev. & Roehr. red rice NW
ORPU13 Oryza punctata Kotzchy ex Steud. red rice NW
ORRU Oryza rufipogon Griffiths wild red rice NW, PAP1 L48 (I)
PACR15 Paederia cruddasiana Prain sewer-vine NW L48 (I)
PAFO3 Paederia foetida L. skunk vine NW L48 (I), HI (I)
PASC6 Paspalum scrobiculatum L. kodomillet NW (NI), L48 (I), HI (I)
PECL2 Pennisetum clandestinum Hochst. ex Chiov. Kikuyu grass NW L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
PEMA80 Pennisetum macrourum Trin. African feathergrass NW L48 (I), HI (I)
PEPE24 Pennisetum pedicellatum Trin. Kyasuma grass NW L48 (I)
PEPO14 Pennisetum polystachion (L.) Schult. (I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
PEPO4 Pennisetum polystachyon (L.) Schult., orth. var. missiongrass, thin napiergrass NW
PIST2 Pistia stratiotes L. water lettuce PAP2 L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
PORO12 Pontederia rotundifolia L. f. tropical pickerelweed PAP1
PROSO Prosopis L. NW (I), L48 (I,N)
PUMO Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr. kudzu NW (I), L48 (I), HI (I)
RHTO10 Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Aiton) Hassk. L48 (I), HI (I)
RHTO Rhodomyrtus tomentosus (Aiton) Hassk., orth. var. downy myrtle NW
ROCO6 Rottboellia cochinchinensis (Lour.) W.D. Clayton L48 (I), PR (I)
ROEX2 Rottboellia exaltata (L.) L. f. itchgrass NW
RUFR80 Rubus fruticosus L. [excluded] bramble blackberry NW
RUMO4 Rubus moluccanus L. [excluded] wild raspberry NW
SASP Saccharum spontaneum L. wild sugarcane NW (N), HI (I), PR (I)
SAVE6 Salsola vermiculata L. wormleaf salsola NW L48 (I)
SALVI2 Salvinia Ség.3 PAP1 (I), L48 (I,W)
SCTE Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi Brazilian peper-tree, Brazilian pepper NW, PAP1 (I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (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 NW
SOTA3 Solanum tampicense Dunal wetland nightshade NW L48 (I)
SOTO4 Solanum torvum Sw. turkeyberry NW (I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
SOVI2 Solanum viarum Dunal tropical soda apple NW L48 (I)
SPER Sparganium erectum L. exotic bur-reed PAP1 L48 (I)
SPAL3 Spermacoce alata Aubl. [excluded]
BOAL4 Borreria alata (Aubl.) DC. buttonweed NW
STAL6 Stratiotes aloides L. [excluded] water-aloe, soldier plant PAP1
TRAPA Trapa L. water chestnut PAP1 (I), L48 (I)
TRSE6 Triadica sebifera (L.) Small L48 (I)
SASE5 Sapium sebiferum (L.) Roxb. Chinese tallow tree NW
TRPR5 Tridax procumbens L. coat buttons NW (I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
URPA Urochloa panicoides P. Beauv. liveseed grass NW L48 (I)
VOCU Vossia cuspidata Griff. hippo grass PAP1


†CodeNoxious Status
NW Noxious weed
PAP1 Prohibited aquatic plant, Class 1
PAP2 Prohibited aquatic plant, Class 2

*CodeNative Status
I Introduced
I,N None
I,W None
N Native
W Waif

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

1 Only the native Florida species are excluded from this list. These include: C. americana, C. compacta, C. exaltata, C. gronovii, C. indecora, C. obtusiflora, C. pentagona, C. umbellata  
2 with the exception of O. uniflora  
3 excluding S. minima  

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


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