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Introduced, Invasive, and Noxious Plants


Kentucky State-listed Noxious Weeds
9 records returned

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

Kentucky Revised Statutes. 1990. Department to eradicate noxious weeds on right-of-ways -- advertisement of program (, 1 May 2006). State of Kentucky.

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 NW
SOHA Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers. johnsongrass NW (I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (I)
CIAR4 Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop. Canada thistle NW L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
CANU4 Carduus nutans L. musk thistle NW L48 (I), CAN (I)
ROMU Rosa multiflora Thunb. multiflora rose NW L48 (I), CAN (I)
SEFA Setaria faberi Herrm. giant foxtail NW L48 (I), CAN (I)
SOPT7 Solanum ptycanthum Dunal black nightshade NW L48 (N), AK (I), HI (I), VI (I), CAN (N)
SIAN Sicyos angulatus L. wild cucumber NW L48 (N), CAN (N)


†CodeNoxious Status
NW Noxious weed

*CodeNative Status
I Introduced
N Native

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

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

  • KY-Kentucky Cooperative Extension
  • KY-Kentucky Department of Agriculture
  • KY-Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council
  • KY-University of Kentucky IPM
  • KY-Useful Plant Identification References
  • KY-Weeds of Kentucky (University of Kentucky)
  • Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests: Identification Guide


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