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exotic plant species list



Scientific and common names of known exotic plant species in Redwood National and State Parks. Exotic species currently targeted are underlined. Species with high priority for control are in bold.

 





Family





Scientific Name





Common Name





AIZOACEAE





Carpobrotus chilensis





Ice Plant, Sea Fig





APIACEAE





Anethum graveolens





Dill









Conium maculatum





Poison Hemlock*









Daucus carota





Wild Carrot









Foeniculum vulgare





Fennel









Oenanthe pimpinelloides





Water Parsley









Scandix pecten-veneris





Venus's Needle









Torilis arvensis





Japanese Hedge Parsley









Torilis nodosa





Hedge Parsley





APOCYNACEAE





Vinca major





Periwinkle





AQUIFOLIACEAE





Ilex aquifolium





English Holly





ARALIACEAE





Hedera helix





English Ivy





ASTERACEAE





Anthemis cotula





Stinkweed, Dog-fennel









Artium minus





Burdock









Bellis perennis





English Daisy









Centaurea melitensis





Tocalote









Centaurea maculosa





Spotted Knapweed*





Centaurea solstitialis





Yellow Star Thistle*









Chamomilla suaveolens





Pineapple Weed









Cichorium intybus





Chicory









Cirsium arvense





Canada Thistle









Cirsium vulgare





Bull Thistle









Cotula australis





Small Brass Buttons









Cotula coronopifolia





Brass Buttons









Crepis capillaris





Hawksbeard









Delairea odorata





Cape Ivy, German Ivy









Erechtites glomerata





Fireweed









Erechtites minima





Fireweed









Filago gallica





Herba Impia









Gnaphalium collinum





Cudweed, Everlasting









Gnaphalium japonicum





Cudweed, Everlasting









Gnaphalium stramineum





Cudweed, Everlasting









Hypochaeris glabra





Smooth Cats Ear









Hypochaeris radicata





Rough Cat's Ear









Lapsana communis





Nipplewort









Leontodon taraxacoides





Hairy Hawkbit









Leucanthemum vulgare





Ox-Eye Daisy









Madia sativa





Coast Tarweed









Senecio jacobaea





Tansy Ragwort









Senecio sylvaticus





Ragwort, Groundsel









Senecio vulgaris





Ragwort, Groundsel









Silybum marianum





Milk Thistle









Solidago canadensis





Canada Goldenrod









Sonchus arvensis





Perennial Sow Thistle









Sonchus asper





Prickly Sow Thistle









Sonchus oleraceus





Common Sow Thistle









Taraxacum officinale





Dandelion





BERBERIDACAE





Berberis darwinii





Darwin Barberry





BORAGINACEAE





Myosotis discolor





Forget-Me-Not









Myosotis latifolia





Forget-Me-Not









Myosotis micrantha





Forget-Me-Not





BRASSICACEAE





Brassica nigra





Black Mustard









Brassica rapa





Field Mustard









Cakile maritima





Sea Rocket









Capsella bursa-pastoris





Shepherd's Purse









Coronopus didymus





Wartcress









Isatis tinctoria





Dyer's Woad









Raphanus raphanistrum





Jointed Charlock









Raphanus sativus





Wild Radish









Sisymbrium altissimum





Tumble Mustard









Sisymbrium officinale





Hedge Mustard





BUDDLEJACEAE





Buddleja davidii





Butterfly Bush





CALLITRICHACEAE





Callitriche stagnalis





Water-Starwort





CANNABACEAE





Cannabis sativa





Marijuana





CARYOPHYLLACEAE





Cerastium arvense





Field Chickweed









Cerastium glomeratum





Mouse-Ear Chickweed









Saponaria officinalis





Soapwort









Silene gallica





Common Catchfly









Spergula arvensis





Starwort









Spergularia rubra





Sand Spurrey









Stellaria media





Common Chickweed





CHENOPODIACEAE





Chenopodium album





Pigweed









Chenopodium ambrosioides





Mexican Tea









Chenopodium botrys





Jerusalem-Oak





CONVOLVULACEAE





Convolvulus arvensis





Bindweed





CUPRESSACEAE





Cupressus macrocarpa





Monterey Cypress





DIPSACACEAE





Dipsacus fullonum





Fuller's Teasel





ERICACEAE





Erica lusitanica





Spanish Heath





ESCALLONIANCEAE





Escallonia rubra





Red Escallonia





EUPHORBIACEAE





Euphorbia lathyris





Caper Spurge





FABACEAE





Acacia dealbata





Silver Wattle*









Cytisus scoparius





Scotch Broom









Genista monspessulana





French Broom









Lathyrus latifolius





Perennial Sweet Pea









Lathyrus leysseri





Trefoil









Lathyrus sphaericus





Smooth Pod Pea









Lotus corniculatus





Bird's Foot Trefoil









Lotus uliginosus





Small Trefoil









Lupinus arboreus





Yellow Bush Lupine









Medicago arabica





Spotted Burclover









Melilotus alba





White Sweetclover









Melilotus indica





Small Sweetclover









Robinia pseudo-acacia





Black Locust









Trifolium arvense





Clover









Trifolium dubium





Shamrock









Trifolium pratense





Red Clover









Trifolium repens





White Clover









Trifolium subterraneum





Subterranean Clover









Ulex europaea





Gorse*



 








Vicia benghalensis





Purple Vetch









Vicia disperma





Vetch









Vicia hirsuta





Hairy Vetch









Vicia sativa





Common Vetch









Vicia tetrasperma





Vetch









Vicia villosa





Hairy Vetch





GENTIANACEAE





Centaurium erythrea





Centaury





GERANIACEAE





Erodium botrys





Longbeaked Filaree









Erodium cicutarium





Red Stemmed Filaree









Geranium carolinianum





Carolina Geranium









Geranium dissectum





Cut leaf Geranium









Geranium molle





Cranesbill









Geranium pusillum





Traveler's Geranium





HYDROCHARITACEAE





Egeria densa





Brazilian Waterweed





HYPERICACEAE





Hypericum calycinum





Aaron's Beard









Hypericum perforatum





Klamath Weed





IRIDACEAE





Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora





Montbretia





LAMIACEAE





Melissa officinalis





Bee Balm









Mentha pulegium





Pennyroyal









Prunella vulgaris





Selfheal





LILIACEAE





Narcissus psuedonarcissus





Daffodil





LINACEAE





Linum bienne





Flax





LYTHRACEAE





Lythrum hyssopifolium





Loosestrife





ONAGRACEAE





Fuchsia magellanica





Fuchsia









Oenothera glazioviana





Garden Evening Primrose





OXALIDACEAE





Oxalis purpurea





Oxalis





PINACEAE





Pinus radiata





Monterey Pine





PLANTAGINACEAE





Plantago coronopus





Crowfoot Plantain









Plantago lanceolata





English Plantain









Plantago major





Common Plantain





POACEAE





Agrostis capillaris





Colonial Bentgrass









Agrostis gigantea





Redtop, Bentgrass









Agrostis stolonifera





Creeping Bentgrass









Aira caryophyllea





Silver European Hairgrass









Aira praecox





Hairgrass









Ammophila arenaria





European Beachgrass









Anthoxanthum aristatum





Vernal Grass









Anthoxanthum odoratum





Sweet Vernal Grass









Arrhenatherum elatius





Tall Oatgrass









Avena barbata





Slender Wild Oat









Avena fatua





Wild Oat









Avena sativa





Cultivated Oat









Brachypodium distachyon





Brachypodium









Briza maxima





Quaking Grass









Briza minor





Small Quaking Grass









Bromus catharticus





Rescue grass









Bromus diandrus





Ripgut Grass









Bromus hordeaceus





Soft Chess









Bromus inermis





Smooth Brome









Bromus stamineus





Thread Brome









Bromus sterilis





Poverty Brome









Bromus vulgaris





Narrow-flowered Brome









Cortaderia jubata





Pampas/Jubata Grass









Cortaderia selloana





Pampas Grass









Cynosurus cristatus





Crested Dogtail









Cynosurus echinatus





Hedgehog Dogtail









Dactylis glomerata





Orchard Grass









Danthonia pilosa





Australian Oatgrass









Elytrigia repens





Quackgrass









Festuca arundinacea





Tall Fescue









Gastridium ventricosum





Nit Grass









Holcus lanatus





Velvet Grass









Hordeum murinum





Mediterranean Barley









Hordeum vulgare





Common Barley









Lolium multiflorum





Italian Ryegrass









Lolium perenne





Perennial Ryegrass









Lolium temulentum





Darnel









Paspallum dilatatum





Dallis Grass









Phalaris aquatica





Harding Grass









Phalaris arundinacea





Reed Canarygrass*









Phalaris paradoxa





Hood Canarygrass









Phleum pratense





Cultivated Timothy









Poa annua





Annual Bluegrass









Poa compressa





Canadian Bluegrass









Poa pratensis





Kentucky Bluegrass









Poa trivialis





Rough Bluegrass









Polypogon australis





Chilean Beard Grass









Polypogon monspeliensis





Annual Beard Grass









Taeniatherum caput-medusae





Medusa Head









Triticum aestivum





Sterile Wheat









Vulpia bromoides





Six Weeks Fescue









Vulpia myuros





Rattail Fescue





POLYGONACEAE





Polygonum arenastrum





Common Knotweed









Polygonum cuspidatum





Japanese Knotweed









Polygonum persicaria





Lady's Thumb









Polygonum polystachyum





Himalayan Knotweed









Rumex acetosella





Sheep Sorrel









Rumex crispus





Curly Dock









Rumex obtusifolius





Bitterdock





PRIMULACEAE





Anagallis arvensis





Scarlet Pimpernel





RANUNCULACEAE





Ranunculus muricatus





Buttercup









Ranunculus repens





Creeping Buttercup





ROSACEAE





Cotoneaster franchetti





Franchet Cotoneaster









Cotoneaster pannosa





Silverleaf Cotoneaster









Malus sylvestris





Common Apple









Prunus avium





Bird Cherry









Pyracantha angustifolia





Firethorn









Pyrus communis





Pear









Rubus discolor





Himalaya Berry









Rubus laciniatus





Cut-Leaved Blackberry









Sanguisorba minor ssp muricata





Garden Burnet





RUBIACEAE





Galium divaricatum





Lamarck's Bedstraw









Galium parisiense





Wall Bedstraw









Sherardia arvensis





Field Madder





SCROPHULARIACEAE





Digitalis purpurea





Foxglove









Parentucellia viscosa





Yellow Parentucellia









Verbascum blattaria





Moth Mullein









Verbascum thapsus





Woolly Mullein









Veronica arvensis





Corn Speedwell





SOLANACEAE





Datura stramonium





Jimson Weed









Solanum nigrum





Black Nightshade





TAXODIACEAE





Metasequoia glyptostroboides





Dawn Redwood





*Denotes an invasive species being considered for high priority designation.



Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Columbia Lily, also known as Tiger Lily, colors the road sides and forest edges with brilliant yellow-orange blossoms from May through August. The stem is two to three feet tall and has several whorls of long, narrow leaves.