Cal-IPC Inventory Updates

(2018- Present)

2022

Red berry-like fruit on short green stems

Arum italicum (lords and ladies) added to the watch list in 2022.

Additions:

  • Arum italicum – Assessed using PRE as HIGH potential risk; added as a “Watch” species
  • Asparagus aethiopicus – Assessed using PRE as HIGH potential risk; added as a “Watch” species
  • Euphorbia myrsinites – Assessed using PRE as HIGH potential risk; added as a “Watch” species
  • Hieracium aurantiacum – Assessed using PRE as HIGH potential risk; added as a “Watch” species
  • Lythrum junceum – Assessed using PRE as HIGH potential risk; added as a “Watch” species
  • Melinis repens – Assessed using PRE as HIGH potential risk; added as a “Watch” species
  • Potentilla recta – Assessed using PRE as HIGH potential risk; added as a “Watch” species
  • Senecio elegans – Assessed using PRE as HIGH potential risk; added as a “Watch” species

Species assessed/not added:

  • Euphorbia helioscopia – Assessed, not added (PRE = 15, MOD potential risk, evaluate further)
  • Pentaglottis sempervirens – Assessed, not added (PRE = 10, LOW potential risk, evaluate further)
  • Searsia lancea – Assessed, not added (PRE = 15, MOD potential risk, evaluate further)

 

2020

Additions:

  • Lathyrus latifolius – Assessed using the PRE and added as a “Watch” species
  • Acacia longifolia –  Assessed using PRE and added as a “Watch” species
  • Acacia saligna – Assessed using PRE and added as a “Watch” species

Changes in status:

  • Oncosiphon pilulifer  — Re-assessed using our Plant Assessment Form (for established species in CA) and upgraded from “Watch” to a “High” rating

Species removed:

  • Cordyline australis – Re-assessed using PRE and downgraded / removed from our inventory

 

2019

Changes in status:

  • Foeniculum vulgare – Downgraded from “high” to “moderate” (due to a coding error that we discovered)

Definitions:

PRE – Plant Risk Evaluator assessment tool for horticultural introductions and terrestrial species still uncommon in California

PAF – Plant Assessment Form assessment tool for species already established more broadly in California