Ohio’s Noxious Weeds

Chapter 2


Ohio’s Noxious Weeds

Ohio currently has 21 noxious weeds:*

  • Apple of Peru…………………………………..Nicandra physalodes
  • Canada thistle………………………………………..Cirsium arvense
  • Cressleaf groundsel………………………………Senecio glabellus
  • Giant hogweed……………………..Heracleum mantegazzianum
  • Grapevines (abandoned)……………………………………Vitis spp.
  • Japanese knotweed………………………Polygonum cuspidatum
  • Johnsongrass…………………………………..Sorghum halepense
  • Kochia……………………………………………………Bassia scoparia
  • Kudzu………………………………….Pueraria montana var. lobata
  • Marestail………………………………………….Conyza Canadensis
  • Mile-a-minute……………………………….Polygonum perfoliatum
  • Musk thistle (nodding thistle)…………………….Carduus nutans
  • Oxeye daisy…………………………………Leucanthemum vulgare
  • Palmer amaranth………………………………Amaranthus palmeri
  • Poison hemlock………………………………….Conium maculatum
  • Purple loosestrife…………………………………..Lythrum salicaria
  • Russian thistle………………………………………….Salsola iberica
  • Shattercane…………………………………………..Sorghum bicolor
  • Wild carrot (Queen Annes Lace)………………….Daucus carota
  • Wild mustard………………………Brassica kaber var. pinnatifida
  • Wild parsnip…………………………………………..Pastinaca sativa

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