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Suspected finds of invasive species

Official IISC Invasive Plant List

As established 9/26/2012 and updated 10/11/2013. How was this list developed?
Download a Plant List PDF: By Group | By Latin Name

Common Name Latin Name Invasive Rank Current IN Legal Status
Norway maple Acer platanoides High None
Japanese chaff flower Achyranthes japonica High None
tree of heaven Ailanthus altissima High None
garlic mustard Alliaria petiolata High None
black alder Alnus glutinosa High None
mugwort Artemisia vulgaris High None
small carpgrass Arthraxon hispidus High None
Japanese barberry Berberis thunbergii High None
flowering rush Butomus umbellatus High Prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
spiny plumeless thistle Carduus acanthoides High None
musk thistle Carduus nutans High None
Asian bittersweet
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Celastrus orbiculatus High None
spotted knapweed Centaurea stoebe High None
Canada thistle Cirsium arvense High noxious weed per IC 15-3-4.6; detrimental plant per IC 15-3-4
bull thistle Cirsium vulgare High None
poison hemlock Conium maculatum High None
field bindweed Convolvulus arvensis High None
crown vetch
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Coronilla varia High None
black swallow-wort Cynanchum louiseae High None
pale swallow-wort Cynanchum rossicum High None
Chinese yam Dioscorea polystachya (oppositifolia) High None
common teasel Dipsacus fullonum High None
cut-leaved teasel Dipsacus laciniatus High None
Brazilian elodea Egeria densa High Prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
anchored water hyacinth Eichhornia azurea High Prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
autumn olive
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Eleagnus umbellata High None
wintercreeper Euonymus fortunei High None
leafy spurge Euphorbia esula High None
Japanese knotweed Fallopia japonica High None
glossy buckthorn
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Frangula alnus High None
dame's rocket Hesperis matronalis High None
Japanese hops Humulus japonicus High None
hydrilla Hydrilla verticillata High Prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
European frogbit Hydrocharis morsus-ranae High Prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
miramar weed Hygrophilia polysperma High Prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
Chinese waterspinach Ipomoea aquatic High Prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
yellow iris Iris pseudacorus High Prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
pepperweed Lepidium latifolium High None
sericea lespedeza Lespedeza cuneata High None
blunt leaved privet Ligustrum obtusifolium High None
Asian marshweed Limnophila sessiliflora High Prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
Japanese honeysuckle
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Lonicera japonica High None
Amur honeysuckle
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Lonicera maacki High None
Morrow's honeysuckle Lonicera morrowii High None
Tatarian honeysuckleAmur honeysuckle
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Lonicera tatarica High None
Bell's honeysuckleAmur honeysuckle
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Lonicera x bella High None
purple loosestrife Lythrum salicaria High Prohibited species per IC 14-24-12
Japanese stiltgrass Microstegium vimineum High None
white mulberry Morus alba High None
parrotfeather Myriophyllum aquaticum High Prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
Eurasian watermilfoil Myriophyllum spicatum High Prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
brittle naiad Najas minor High Prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
yellow floating hearts Nymphoides peltata High Prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
duck lettuce Ottelia alismoides High Prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
reed canarygrass
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Phalaris arundinacea High None
Amur cork tree Phellodendron amurense High None
common reed
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Phragmites australis High None
mile-a-minute Vine Polygonum perfoliatum High None
curly-leaved pondweed Potamogeton crispus High Prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
kudzu Pueraria montana High Pest species per 312 IAC 18-3-16
callery pear Pyrus calleryana High None
common buckthorn Rhamnus cathartica High None
multiflora rose Rosa multiflora High Prohibited species per IC 14-24-12
Johnson grass Sorghum halepense High Noxious weed per IC 15-3-4.6; detrimental plant per IC 15-3-4 and IC 15-3-5
water chestnut Trapa natans High Prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
narrow-leaved cattail Typha angustifolia High Prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
narrowleaf bittercress Cardamine impatiens Medium None
Queen Anne's Lace Daucus carota Medium None
Russian olive Eleagnus angustifolia Medium None
burning bush Euonymus alatus Medium None
goatsrue Galega officinalis Medium Federal noxious weed
creeping charlie Glechoma hederacea Medium None
English ivy Hedera helix Medium None
giant hogweed Heracleum mantegazzianum Medium Federal noxious weed
Korean lespedeza Kummerowia stipulacea Medium None
striate lespedeza Kummerowia striata Medium None
bicolor lespedeza Lespedeza bicolor Medium None
white sweet clover Melilotus alba Medium None
yellow sweet clover Melilotus officinalis Medium None
Chinese maiden grass Miscanthus sinensis Medium None
wild parsnip Pastinaca sativa Medium None
bouncing bet Saponaria officinalis Medium None
tall fescue Schenodorus arundinacea Medium None
Siberian elm Ulmus pumila Medium None
vetch Vicia cracca Medium None
periwinkle Vinca minor Medium None
St. John's wort Hypericum perforatum Low None
porcelain berry Ampelopsis brevipendunculata Caution None
giant reed Arundo donax Caution None
common barberry Berberis vulgaris Caution None
sweet autumn clematis Clematis terniflora Caution None
lyme grass Leymus arenarius Caution None
Amur privet Ligustrum amurense Caution* None
California privet Ligustrum ovalifolium Caution None
Chinese privet Ligustrum sinense Caution None
common privet Ligustrum vulgare Caution None
miscanthus hybrid Miscanthus x gigantea Caution None
princess tree Paulownia tomentosa Caution None
sawtooth oak Quercus acutissima Caution None
lesser celandine Ranunculus ficaria Caution None
jetbead Rhodotypos scandens Caution None
wine raspberry Rubus phoenicolasius Caution None
Japanese meadowsweet Spiraea japonica Caution None
spreading hedge parsley Torilis arvensis Caution None
Japanese hedge parsley Torilis japonica Caution None
hybrid cattail Typha x glauca Caution None
highbush cranberry Viburnum opulus v. opulus Caution None
large-leaved periwinkle Vinca major Caution None
wisteria Wisteria sinensis Caution None
mosquito fern Azolla pinnata Federal noxious weed, prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
caulerpa Caulerpa taxifolia Federal noxious weed, prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
oxygen weed Lagarosiphon major Federal noxious weed, prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
monochoria Monochoria hastata Federal noxious weed, prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
heartshape Monochoria vaginalis Federal noxious weed, prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
arrowhead Sagittaria sagittifolia Federal noxious weed, prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
giant salvinia Salvinia auriculata Federal noxious weed, prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
giant salvinia Salvinia biloba Federal noxious weed, prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
giant salvinia Salvinia herzogii Federal noxious weed, prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
giant salvinia Salvinia molesta Federal noxious weed, prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23
exotic bur-reed Sparganium erectum Federal noxious weed, prohibited invasive aquatic plant per 312 IAC 18-2-23

 

* 'Caution' designation indicates that the assessment could not be completed due to lack of information on the impacts of this species in Indiana, but that there is potential for invasion and impacts.

IPAC is developing an invasive plant list for Indiana using a science-based, transparent risk assessment process. Plants in trade are being assessed using the same risk assessment tool used by the Invasive Plants Species Assessment Working Group (IPSAWG). Plants not in trade are being assessed using the Indiana Non-native Plant Invasiveness Ranking Form (INPIRF).

All assessment documents are available for review; please send any comments to ejacquart@tnc.org.