Category II

Category II noxious weeds have recently been introduced into the state or are rapidly spreading from their current infestation sites. These weeds are capable of rapid spread and invasion of lands, rendering lands unfit for beneficial uses. Management criteria include awareness and education, monitoring and containment of known infestations and eradication where possible.

Noxious Weed Species Common Name Scientific Name
Purple Loosestrife or lythrum Lythrum salicaria, L virgatum and any hybrid crosses thereof
Tansy Ragwort Senecio jacobaea
Meadow Hawkweed Hieracium pratense
Orange Hawkweed Hieracium aurantiacum
Tall Buttercup Ranunculus acris
Tamarisk (Saltcedar) Tamarix ramosissima
Perennial Pepperweed Lepidium latifolium
Rush Skeletonweed Chondrilla juncea
Yellowflag Iris Iris pseudacorus
Blueweed Echium vulgare