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Introduced, Invasive, and Noxious Plants


Maine State-listed Noxious Weeds
11 records returned

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

Public Laws of Maine. 1999. An act to prevent the spread of invasive aquatic plants (, 20 October 2003). State of Maine.

Symbol Scientific Name Noxious Common Name State Noxious Status† Native Status*
CACA Cabomba caroliniana A. Gray fanwort IAP L48 (N), CAN (N)
EGDE Egeria densa Planch. Brazilian elodea IAP L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (W)
HYVE3 Hydrilla verticillata (L. f.) Royle hydrilla IAP L48 (I)
HYMO6 Hydrocharis morsus-ranae L. frogbit IAP L48 (I), CAN (I)
MYAQ2 Myriophyllum aquaticum (Vell.) Verdc. parrot feather IAP L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
MYHE2 Myriophyllum heterophyllum Michx. variable-leaf water milfoil IAP L48 (N), CAN (N)
MYSP2 Myriophyllum spicatum L. Eurasian water milfoil IAP L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
NAMI Najas minor All. European naiad IAP L48 (I), CAN (I)
NYPE Nymphoides peltata (S.G. Gmel.) Kuntze yellow floating heart IAP L48 (I), CAN (I)
POCR3 Potamogeton crispus L. curly pondweed IAP L48 (I), CAN (I)
TRNA Trapa natans L. water chestnut IAP L48 (I), CAN (I)


†CodeNoxious Status
IAP Invasive aquatic plant

*CodeNative Status
I Introduced
N Native
W Waif

*CodeNative Status Jurisdiction
L48 Lower 48 States
AK Alaska
HI Hawaii
PR Puerto Rico
CAN Canada

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

  • ME-Department of Conservation
  • ME-Department of Environmental Protection (Aquatic Plants)
  • ME-Invasive Plant Publications (University of Maine Extension)
  • ME-Maine Cranberry Weeds
  • ME-Maine Department of Agriculture
  • ME-Maine Natural Areas Program (Invasives)
  • ME-University of Maine Extension


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