Source: California Invasive Plant Council


URL of this page: http://www.cal-ipc.org/ip/management/ipcw/common.php

Invasive Plants of California's Wildlands

Plants listed by common name

Tamarix spp.
Ailanthus altissima
ailanthus; tree-of-heaven
Aptenia cordifolia
apple, baby sun rose, heartleaf iceplant, dew plant
Cynara cardunculus
artichoke thistle, cardoon, desert artichoke, wild artichoke
Atriplex semibaccata
Australian saltbush
Bassia hyssopifolia
bassia, five-hook bassia, thorn orache, five-horn smotherweed


Robinia pseudoacacia
black locust
Eucalyptus globulus
blue gum, Tasmanian blue gum, common eucalyptus
Schinus terebinthifolius
Brazilian pepper tree, Christmas-berry tree, Christmasberry, Florida holly
Retama monosperma
bridal veil broom
Cirsium vulgare
bull thistle, spear thistle
Alhagi pseudalhagi
camelthorn, camels thorn, camel-thorn, Caspian manna, Persian manna
Cirsium arvense
Canada thistle, California thistle, creeping thistle, corn thistle, perennial thistle, field thistle
Arctotheca calendula
capeweed, South African capeweed, cape dandelion, cape gold
Ricinus communis
castor bean
Bromus tectorum
cheatgrass, downy brome, downy cheat, downy chess, early chess, drooping brome, cheatgrass brome, wild oats, military grass
Spartina anglica
common cordgrass
Verbascum thapsus
common mullein, wooly mullein, great mullein, mullein, Jacob’s staff, flannel leaf, velvet plant, candlewick plant, lung wort, felt wort
Cotoneaster spp.
cotoneaster, silverleaf cotoneaster, rockspray cotoneaster
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
crystalline iceplant, common iceplant
Erechtites spp.
cutleaf fireweed, cutleaf burnweed, New Zealand fireweed, Australian burnweed; Australian fireweed, little fireweed, coastal burnweed, Australian burnweed
Spartina densiflora
dense-flowered cordgrass
Ficus carica
edible fig, common fig
Egeria densa
egeria, leafy elodea, dense waterweed, Brazilian waterweed, anacharis, Brazilian elodea
Hedera helix
English ivy
Ageratina adenophora
eupatory, Crofton weed, sticky snakeroot, catweed, hemp agrimony, sticky agrimony, sticky eupatorium
Myriophyllum spicatum
Eurasian watermilfoil, spike watermilfoil
Ammophila arenaria
European beachgrass
Foeniculum vulgare
fennel, anise, sweet fennel, aniseed, sweet anise, sweet fennel
Pennisetum setaceum
fountain grass, crimson fountaingrass
Digitalis purpurea
foxglove, purple foxglove
Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens
foxtail chess; red brome, compact brome, Spanish brome
Genista monspessulana
French broom, soft broom, canary broom, Montpellier broom
Tamarix gallica
French tamarisk
Delairea odorata
German ivy
Arundo donax
giant reed, giant cane
Ulex europaea
gorse, common gorse
Halogeton glomeratus
halogeton
Phalaris aquatica
Harding grass
Helichrysum petiolare
helichrysum, licorice plant
Carpobrotus edulis
highway iceplant, Hottentot fig, iceplant
Rubus discolor
Himalayan blackberry, Himalayaberry
Hydrilla verticillata
hydrilla, water thyme, Florida elodea
Carduus pycnocephalus
Italian thistle, slender thistle, shore thistle, Italian plumeless thistle
Cortaderia jubata
jubata grass, pampas grass, Andes grass, selloa pampas grass, cortaderia, pink pampas grass, purple pampas grass
Euphorbia esula
leafy spurge, wolf's milk
Cardaria chalepensis
lens-podded hoary cress
Schismus spp.
Mediterranean grass, Arabian schismus, schismus, split grass
Bellardia trixago
Mediterranean linseed, garden bellardia
Taeniatherum caput-medusae
medusahead
Myoporum laetum
myoporum, ngaio tree (New Zealand)
Conicosia pugioniformis
narrow-leafed iceplant, false iceplant, conicosia
Tamarix chinensis
none
Leucanthemum vulgare
ox-eye daisy, marguerite, moon daisy, dog daisy
Cortaderia selloana
pampas grass, Uruguayan pampas grass
Myriophyllum aquaticum
parrot’s feather, parrot feather watermilfoil, Brazilian water milfoil
Mentha pulegium
pennyroyal
Lepidium latifolium
perennial pepperweed; tall white top, broadleaved pepperweed
Ehrharta spp.
perennial veldt grass; ehrharta, panic veldt grass; annual veldt grass
Vinca major
periwinkle, bigleaf periwinkle
Conium maculatum
poison hemlock, carrot fern, poison parsley, spotted hemlock
Cytisus striatus
Portuguese broom
Lythrum salicaria
purple loosestrife
Centaurea calcitrapa
purple starthistle, red star thistle, red starthistle, St. Barnaby’s thistle, golden starthistle
Elaeagnus angustifolia
Russian olive, oleaster
Brassica tournefortii
Sahara mustard, Asian mustard
Spartina patens
salt-meadow cordgrass
Cytisus scoparius
Scotch broom, English broom, common broom
Crataegus monogyna
single-seed hawthorn, whitethorn
Tamarix parviflora
smallflower tamarisk, tamarisk, four-stamen tamarisk
Spartina alterniflora
smooth cordgrass
Spartium junceum
Spanish broom, gorse, weaver’s broom
Tamarix ramosissima
tamarisk, saltcedar
Senecio jacobaea
tansy ragwort, stinking willie
Centaurea melitensis
tocolote, Maltese star thistle, Napa star thistle, Malta starthistle
Eichhornia crassipes
water hyacinth, common water hyacinth
Cardaria draba
white top, perennial pepper-grass, heart-podded hoary cress, pepperwort, white-top, pepperweed whitetop, hoary cress, whitetop, white weed
Lupinus arboreus
yellow bush lupine, coastal bush lupine
Centaurea solstitialis
yellow starthistle

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