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Scientific Name
Common Name
Habitat
Region
In OK?
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Aegilops cylindrica
jointed goatgrass
cropland/pastureland, rangeland
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Agrostemma githago
corncockle, purple cockle
cropland/pastureland
NE
Yes
Ailanthus altissima
tree-of-heaven, copal tree
urban/garden, rangeland
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Albizia julibrissin 
mimosa, silktree, powderpuff tree
forest/woodland, rangeland, riparian/aquatic,
NE, SE
Yes
Alliaria petiolata 
garlic mustard
forest/woodland
NE, SE
Yes
Alternanthera philoxeroides
alligator weed, pig weed
riparian/aquatic
SE
Yes
Anthemis cotula
stinking chamomile, dogfennel, mayweed
cropland/pastureland
NE, SE
Yes
Arctium minus
lesser burdock, small burdock, beggar's button
cropland/pastureland, rangeland
NE
Yes
Arundo donax 
giant reed
riparian/aquatic, urban/garden
SE, SW
Avena fatua
wild oats, flaxgrass, wheat oats
cropland/pastureland, disturbed/waste areas
PH, SE, SW
Yes
Barbarea vulgaris
yellow rocket, winter cress
cropland/pastureland, disturbed/waste areas, urban/garden, rangeland
NE
Yes
Bothriochloa bladhii 
plains bluestem, Caucasian bluestem, Australian beardgrass
cropland/pastureland, disturbed/waste areas
PH, NW
Yes
Bothriochloa ischaemum
yellow bluestem
cropland/pasture, disturbed/waste areas, rangeland
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Bromus arvensis
field brome
forest/woodland, disturbed/waste areas, rangeland, urban/garden, riparian/aquatic, cropland/pastureland
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Bromus catharticus
rescue grass
disturbed/waste areas, urban/garden, cropland/pastureland
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Bromus inermis
smooth brome, awnless brome
cropland/pastureland, riparian/aquatic, rangeland
PH, NE, NW
Bromus japonicus
Japanese brome
disturbed/waste areas, cropland/pastureland
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Bromus racemosus
meadow brome, bald brome
rangeland, forest/woodland
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Bromus secalinus
rye brome, chess, cheat
rangeland, disturbed/waste areas, cropland/pastureland,
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Bromus sterilis
poverty brome, barren bromegrass, sterile brome
disturbed/waste areas, cropland/pastureland
NE
Yes
Bromus tectorum
cheatgrass
forest/woodland, disturbed/waste areas, rangeland, urban/garden, riparian/aquatic, cropland/pastureland
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Broussonetia papyrifera
paper mulberry
disturbed/waste areas, forest/woodland, riparian/aquatic, urban/garden
NE, SE
Yes
Cardiospermum halicacabum
balloon vine, love in a puff
disturbed/waste areas, cropland/pastureland, forest/woodland, rangeland, riparian/aquatic
NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Carduus nutans
musk thistle
forest/woodland, disturbed/waste areas, rangeland, urban/garden, riparian/aquatic, cropland/pastureland
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Centaurea solstitialis
yellow star thistle
forest/woodland, rangeland
SE
Yes
Centaurea stoebe
spotted knapweed
riparian/aquatic, rangeland, cropland/pastureland, disturbed/waste areas
PH, NE
No
Cichorium intybus
chicory, French endive, coffeeweed
disturbed/waste areas, cropland/pastureland
NE
Yes
Cirsium arvense
Canada thistle, Californian thistle, creeping thistle, field thistle
cropland/pastureland, rangeland
PH
Yes
Cirsium vulgare
bull thistle, spear thistle
cropland/pastureland, rangeland, riparian/aquatic, disturbed/waste areas, forest/woodland
PH, NE, NW
Yes
Clematis terniflora
sweet autumn clematis, leatherleaf clematis, yam-leaved clematis, sweet autumn virginsbower
disturbed/waste areas, urban/garden, riparian/aquatic, forest/woodland
NE, SE
Yes
Conium maculatum
poison hemlock, deadly hemlock, poison parsley
rangeland, riparian/aquatic, disturbed/waste areas, cropland/pastureland, forest/woodland
PH, NE, NW, SW
Yes
Convolvulus arvensis 
field bindweed, creeping jenny, European bindweed, perennial morningglory, smallflowered morningglory
cropland
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Cyperus rotundus 
nutgrass, cocograss, purple nutsedge
cropland/pastureland, disturbed/waste areas, riparian/aquatic, rangeland, forest/woodland, urban/garden
SE
Yes
Dactylis glomerata
orchard grass, cocksfoot
cropland/pastureland, forest/woodland, rangeland, disturbed/waste areas
PH, NE, SE
Yes
Daucus carota
Queen Anne's lace, bird's nest, wild carrot
rangeland, disturbed/waste areas, cropland/pastureland
NE, SE
Yes
Dianthus armeria
Deptford pink
disturbed/waste areas, cropland/pastureland, rangeland
NE, SE
Yes
Dioscorea oppositifolia
Chinese yam
forest/woodland
NE, SE
Yes
Dipsacus fullonum 
common teasel, venuscup teasle, teasel
riparian/aquatic, rangeland, forest/woodland, disturbed/waste areas
NE
Yes
Duchesnea indica
mock strawberry, India mockstrawberry, Indian strawberry
urban/garden, forest/woodland
SE
Yes
Dysphania ambrosioides
Mexican tea
disturbed/waste areas, forest/woodland, cropland/pastureland
NE, SE
Yes
Echinochloa crus-galli
barnyard grass, cockspur, Japanese millet, watergrass
cropland/pastureland, disturbed/waste areas, rangeland, riparian/aquatic
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Egeria densa
Brazillian egeria, Brazilian elodea, common waterweed, South American waterweed
riparian/aquatic
SE
Yes
Eichhornia crassipes 
common water hyacinth, water hyacinth
riparian/aquatic
SE
No
Elaeagnus angustifolia
Russian olive, Russian oleaster 
riparian/aquatic
NW, PH
Yes
Elaeagnus pungens 
thorny olive, thorny elaeagnus
disturbed/waste areas, forest/woodland
SE
Yes
Elaeagnus umbellata 
autumn olive, Autumn oleaster 
disturbed/waste areas, cropland/pastureland, forest/woodland, rangeland
NE, SE
Yes
Eragrostis cilianensis
candy grass, lovegrass, stink grass
disturbed/waste areas, urban/garden
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Erodium cicutarium
redstem stork's bill, redstem filaree
rangeland, forest/woodland, disturbed/waste areas, urban/garden
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Euonymus fortunei
wintercreeper, climbing euonymus
forest/woodland, rangeland, urban/garden
SE
Yes
Fatoua villosa
hairy crabweed
urban/garden, cropland/pastureland
SE
Yes
Glaucium corniculatum
blackspot hornpoppy
cropland/pastureland, rangeland
SW
Yes
Glechoma hederacea
ground ivy, creeping charlie
forest/woodland, distubred/waste areas
NE
Yes
Hedera helix
English ivy
urban/garden, forest/woodland
SE
Yes
Hydrilla verticillata
hydrill
riparian/aquatic
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Hypericum perforatum
common St. Johnswort, St. John's wort, Klamath weed
rangeland, disturbed/waste areas
NE, NW
Yes
Ipomoea purpurea
tall morningglory, common morningglory
cropland/pastureland, disturbed/waste areas, forest/woodland, urban/garden
NE, SE
Yes
Iris pseudacorus
yellow iris, yellow flag iris, paleyellow iris
riparian/aquatic
SE
Yes
Juniperus virginiana
eastern red cedar
ALL
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Kochia scoparia (=Bassia scoparia)
common kochia, fireweed, Mexican burningbush, summercypress, mock cypress
disturbed/waste areas, cropland/pastureland
NW, PH, SW
Yes
Koelreuteria paniculata
golden rain tree
disturbed/waste areas
SE
Yes
Lactuca serriola
prickly lettuce, China lettuce, wild lettuce
disturbed/waste areas, cropland/pastureland
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Lantana camara
lantana
disturbed/waste areas
SE
Yes
Lepidium draba (=Cardaria draba)
heartpod hoarycress, whitetop, hoary cress
cropland/pastureland, rangeland, riparian/aquatic
NW, PH
Yes
Lespedeza cuneata
sericea lespedeza, lespedeza
forest/woodland, disturbed/waste areas, rangeland, urban/garden, riparian/aquatic, cropland/pastureland
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Ligustrum quihoui
waxyleaf privet
forest/woodland, disturbed/waste areas
SE
Yes
Ligustrum sinense
Chinese privet
forest/woodland, disturbed/waste areas, rangeland, urban/garden, riparian/aquatic, cropland/pastureland
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Linaria dalmatica 
dalmatian toadflax
cropland/pastureland, disturbed/waste areas, rangeland
NW, PH
Yes
Lolium perenne
perennial rye grass, Italian ryegrass
rangeland, riparian/aquatic
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Lonicera japonica
Japanese honeysuckle
forest/woodland, disturbed/waste areas, rangeland, urban/garden, riparian/aquatic, cropland/pastureland
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Lonicera maackii 
amur honeysuckle
forest/woodland, disturbed/waste areas, urban/garden
NE, SE
Yes
Ludwigia grandiflora
large-flower primrose-willow
riparian/aquatic
SE
Yes
Lygodium japonicum
Japanese climbing fern
forest/woodland, riparia/aquatic
SE
Yes
Lythrum salicaria 
purple loosestrife, purple lythrum
riparian/aquatic
NE, SE
Yes
Medicago lupulina
black hop medic, black medic, hop clover, yellow trefoil
distubed/waste areas, forest/woodland, riparian/aquatic
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Melia azedarach
chinaberry tree, Indian lilac
cropland/pastureland, disturbed/waste areas, urban/garden, forest/woodland, rangeland, riparian/aquatic
SE
Yes
Melilotus albus
white sweetclover, honey-clover
cropland/pastureland, disturbed/waste areas
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Melilotus officinalis
yellow sweetclover
rangeland, disturbed/waste areas, cropland/pastureland, forest/woodland
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Microstegium vimineum 
Nepalese browntop, Japanese stiltgrass
disturbed/waste areas, forest/woodland, riparian/aquatic
NE, SE
Yes
Morus alba
white mulberry
forest/woodland, rangeland, disturbed/waste areas
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Murdannia keisak
marsh dayflower, Asian spiderwort, watermoving herb
riparian/aquatic
SE, NE
Yes
Myriophyllum aquaticum
parrotfeather, Brazilian watermilfoil
riparian/aquatic
NE, SE, SW
Yes
Myriophyllum spicatum
Eurasian watermilfoil, shortspike watermilfoil
riparian/aquatic
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Nandina domestica
heavenly bamboo, nanten, sacred bamboo
forest/woodland, riparian/aquatic
SE
Yes
Nasturtium officinale
watercress
riparian/aquatic
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Nymphoides peltata
yellow floatingheart
riparian/aquatic
NE, SE
Yes
Onopordum acanthium
Scotch thistle, Scotch cottonthistle
disturbed/waste areas, cropland/pastureland, rangeland, urban/garden
PH
Yes
Paspalum dilatatum
dallisgrass, water grass, Dallas grass
disturbed/waste areas, rangeland, forest/woodland, riparian/aquatic, cropland/pastureland, urban/garden
NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Paulownia tomentosa 
princess tree, royal paulownia
forest/woodland, disturbed/waste areas, riparian/aquatic
NE, SE
Yes
Perilla frutescens 
beefsteak plant, purple mint
disturbed/waste areas, riparian/aquatic, cropland/pastureland, forest/woodland
NE, SE
Yes
Persicaria maculosa (=Polygonum persicaria)
spotted ladysthumb
disturbed/waste areas, riparian/aquatic, cropland/pastureland, urban/garden
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Phalaris arundinacea
reed canary grass
riparian/aquatic, disturbed/waste areas, cropland/pastureland
NE, PH
Yes
Phragmites australis
common reed
forest/woodland, cropland/pastureland, disturbed/waste areas, rangeland, riparian/aquatic
NW, PH
Yes
Phyllostachys aurea
bamboo, golden bamboo
disturbed/waste areas, urban/garden, forest/woodland, riparian/aquatic
SE
Yes
Pistacia chinensis
Chinese pistache
urban/garden, riparian/aquatic, cropland/pastureland
SE
Yes
Pistia stratiotes
water lettuce, tropical duckweed
riparian/aquatic
SE
Yes
Polygonum aviculare
prostrate knotweed, yard knotweed
cropland/pastureland, disturbed/waste areas
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Potamogeton crispus
curly pondweed
riparian/aquatic
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Potentilla recta 
sulfur cinquefoil, erect cinquefoil
disturbed/waste areas
NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Pueraria montana 
kudzu
cropland/pastureland, forest/woodland, rangeland, disturbed/waste areas, urban/garden, riparian/aquatic
NE, SE
Yes
Pyrus calleryana 
callery pear
disturbed/waste areas, forest/woodland, urban/garden
NE, SE
Yes
Ranunculus sardous
hairy buttercup
cropland/pastureland, riparian/aquatic, urban/garden
SE
Yes
Rhaponticum repens (=Acroptilon repens )
Russian knapweed, hardheads 
rangeland, riparian/aquatic, forest/woodland, cropland/pastureland, disturbed/waste areas
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Rosa multiflora
multiflora rose
disturbed/waste areas, rangeland, forest/woodland, cropland/pastureland
NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Rumex acetosella
common sheep sorrel, field sorrel, red sorrel
disturbed/waste places, riparian/aquatic, rangeland, forest/woodland
NE, SE
Yes
Rumex crispus
curly dock, narrowleaf, sour dock, yellow dock
cropland/pastureland, rangeland, disturbed/waste places
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Rumex obtusifolius
bitter dock, bluntleaf dock
rangeland, cropland/pastureland
NE, SE
Yes
Salsola collina
slender Russian thistle, tumbleweed 
cropland/pastureland, rangeland
NW, PH
Yes
Salsola tragus
Russian thistle, tumbleweed
disturbed/waste areas, rangeland, urban/garden, cropland/pastureland
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Salvinia molesta
giant salvinia, African payal, water fern, aquarium watermoss
riparian/aquatic
SE
Yes
Scabiosa atropurpurea (=Sixalix atropurpurea)
mourningbride, pincushion flower, mournful widow, sweet scabious
Disturbed/Waste Areas, Cropland/Pasture
SE
Yes
Schedonorus pratensis
meadow mountain fescue, meadow fescue
cropland/pastureland, disturbed/waste areas
NE, NW, PH
Yes
Securigera varia
crown vetch, purple crownvetch
forest/woodland, disturbed/waste areas, rangeland, urban/garden, riparian/aquatic, cropland/pastureland
NE
Yes
Senecio vulgaris
old man in the spring, common groundsel
cropland/pastureland, disturbed/waste areas, urban/garden
SE
Yes
Setaria viridis
green brittlegrass, bottle grass, pigeongrass, wild millet, green foxtail
cropland/pastureland, disturbed/waste areas, urban/garden
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Sisymbrium altissimum
tall tumble mustard, tall hedge-mustard, Jim Hill mustard, tall mustard, tumbleweed mustard
cropland/pastureland, forest/woodland, disturbed/waste areas
NW, PH
Yes
Sonchus asper
spiny sowthistle, prickly sowthistle, perennial sowthistle
forest/woodland, disturbed/waste areas, rangeland, urban/garden, riparian/aquatic, cropland/pastureland
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Sonchus oleraceus
common sowthistle, annual sowthistle
cropland/pastureland, disturbed/waste areas, riparian/aquatic
NE, SE
Yes
Sorghum halepense
Johnsongrass
forest/woodland, disturbed/waste areas, rangeland, urban/garden, riparian/aquatic, cropland/pastureland
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Stellaria media
common chickweed, nodding chickweed
cropland/pastureland, urban/garden, disturbed/waste areas, forest/woodland
NE, SW, SE, SW
Yes
Tamarix spp.
saltcedar
riparian/aquatic
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Thlaspi arvense
field pennycress, Frenchweed, stinkweed, fanweed
cropland/pastureland, disturbed/waste areas, urban/garden
NE, NW, PH
Yes
Triadica sebifera
tallowtree, Chinese tallow
rangeland, forest/woodland, urban/garden, riparian/aquatic
SE
Yes
Trifolium incarnatum
crimson clover
disturbed/waste areas, cropland/pastureland
NE, SE
Yes
Tripidium ravennae ssp. ravennae (=Erianthus ravennae, Saccharum ravennae)
ravennagrass
riparian/aquatic
NW, SW
Yes
Ulmus parvifolia
lacebark elm, Chinese elm
rangeland, urban/garden
SE
Yes
Ulmus pumila
Siberian elm
forest/woodland, disturbed/waste areas, rangeland, urban/garden, riparian/aquatic, cropland/pastureland
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Verbascum thapsus
common mullein, big taper, woolly mullein, mullein
rangeland, forest/woodland, urban/garden, disturbed/waste areas
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Verbena brasiliensis
Brazilian vervain
disturbed/waste areas, forest/woodland
SE
Yes
Vicia villosa
white vetch, winter vetch, hairy vetch, woolly vetch
rangeland, disturbed/waste areas, cropland/pastureland
PH, NE, NW, SE, SW
Yes
Vinca major
greater periwinkle, bigleaf periwinkle
riparian/aquatic, rangeland, forest/woodland
NE, SE
Yes
Vitex agnus-castus
chaste tree, lilac chastetree
forest/woodland
SE
Yes
Vulpia myuros
rat-tailed fescue, foxtail fescue
rangeland, forest/woodland
NE, SE
Yes
Wisteria sinensis
Chinese wisteria
forest/woodland, cropland/pastureland, urban/garden
SE
Yes
Xanthium spinosum
Spiny cocklebur, Bathurst burr, cocklebur 
cropland/pastureland, rangeland
PH
Yes
OkIPC Watch List Statement of Purpose 

 

In addition to the Dirty Dozen List of Unwanted Invasive Species, the Oklahoma Invasive Plant Council has created a Watch List of invasive plant species known to be one or more of the following:   

 

  1. present in Oklahoma and/or a bordering state  

  2. negatively affecting the economy, environment, or human health in Oklahoma and/or a bordering state    

  3. listed as a noxious weed or an aquatic nuisance plant species in Oklahoma and/or a bordering state 

 

This list is to be used to facilitate education and management of invasive plant species in Oklahoma. The Watch List is not a static document and is subject to change as new data become available.   

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