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Introduced, Invasive, and Noxious Plants

 

Florida State-listed Noxious Weeds
106 records returned

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 (http://www.dep.state.fl.us/lands/invaspec/2ndlevpgs/perrules.htm, 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 (http://tame.ifas.ufl.edu/media/docs/rule5B-57.pdf, 20 October 2003). Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services.

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

 

†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
NI Native and Introduced
W Waif

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


1 excluding S. minima  
2 with the exception of O. uniflora  
3 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  

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

  • Aquatic, Wetland and Invasive Plant Info. System: Line Drawings List
  • Aquatic, Wetland and Invasive Plant Information Retrieval System: Invasive Plants
  • FL-Aquatic Weed Guide
  • FL-Bureau of Invasive Plant Management
  • FL-Common Wetland Plants of Florida
  • FL-Division of Plant Industry, Botany Section
  • FL-Florida Department of Agriculture
  • FL-Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council Links
  • FL-Florida Natural Areas Inventory (Invasive Species)
  • FL-Florida Weeds
  • FL-Literature Useful to the Study of Florida Weeds
  • FL-Pasture Weed Management (UofFL Extension)
  • FL-University of Florida Weed Management Guides
  • FL-Weeds in the Sunshine: Cogongrass Biology, Ecology and Control in Florida
  • Invasive Plant Atlas of the Midsouth (IPAMS)
  • Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests: Identification Guide

 

 
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