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Introduced, Invasive, and Noxious Plants


Michigan State-listed Noxious Weeds
17 records returned

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

Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division. 2002. Noxious and restricted weeds and prohibited plants - Michigan (,1607,7-125-1569_16993-11250--,00.html, 20 October 2003). Michigan Department of Agriculture.

Symbol Scientific Name Noxious Common Name State Noxious Status† Native Status*
AMARE Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. var. elatior (L.) Descourtils L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (N)
AMEL2 Ambrosia elatior L. ragweed NW
BERBE Berberis L.1 P (I,N), L48 (I,N)
BEIN2 Berteroa incana (L.) DC. hoary alyssum NW L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I)
BRASS2 Brassica L. mustard NW (I), L48 (I), GL (I,W)
CIAR4 Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop. Canada thistle NW L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)
COAR4 Convolvulus arvensis L. bindweed NW L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
CUSCU Cuscuta L. dodder NW (I,N), L48 (I,N)
DACA6 Daucus carota L. wild carrot NW (I), L48 (I), PR (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
LYTHR Lythrum L.2 purple loosestrife SP (I,N), L48 (I,N)
MAHON Mahonia Nutt.1 P (N), L48 (I,N)
RIBES Ribes L.3 currant, gooseberry PP (I,N), L48 (I,N)
SINAP Sinapis L. mustard NW (I), L48 (I), GL (I)
SOAR2 Sonchus arvensis L. perennial sowthistle NW L48 (I), AK (I), CAN (I), SPM (I)
TOPU2 Toxicodendron pubescens Mill. L48 (N)
RHTO8 Rhus toxicodendron L. poison ivy NW
TOVE Toxicodendron vernix (L.) Kuntze poison sumac NW L48 (N), CAN (N)


†CodeNoxious Status
NW Noxious weed
P Prohibited
PP Plant pest
SP Sale prohibited

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

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

1 bushes subject to attack by black stem rust are prohibited  
2 any nonnative member of the genus Lythrum or hybrid of the genus is prohibited from sale  
3 planting of currants and gooseberries in certain parts of the State of Michigan is prohibited  

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

  • Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission-Exotic Plants
  • MI-Common Weed Seedlings of Michigan
  • MI-Department of Environmental Quality (Aquatic Invasives)
  • MI-Michigan Cooperative Extension Service
  • MI-Michigan Department of Agriculture
  • MI-Michigan Invasive Plant Council
  • MI-Michigan Invasive Species Initiative
  • Weeds of the North Central States


Time Generated: 04/19/2021 07:09 AM CDT