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Invasive Pond Plants 
  It would be nice if all companies complied with each states law and federal law.  Companies that do not comply cause invasive species outbreaks and result with states that are now considering a ban of all aquatic pond plants sales as statewide law. Never release non-native aquatic plants into natural lakes, streams, or other waterways. Invasive plants are a "growing problem".
 
REGULATED NOXIOUS AQUATIC WEEDS
 Combined Federal and State Lists
 
Last updated January 2017
Common Name  
Scientific Name
States and/or Federal  
Flowering Rush
Butomus umbellatus
CT, ID, MI, MT, NH, OR, VT, WA, restricted WI, City of Chicago
Taro
Colocasia spp.
HI (p) (q)
Anacharis / Brazilian Elodea
Egeria (Elodea) densa
AL, CA, CT, ID, IN, MA, ME, MI, NC, NH, Long Island NY , OR, PR, SC, VT, WA, WI, City of Chicago
Anacharis najas
Egeria najas
CA
Anchored Water hyacinth
Eichhornia azurea
FED;   AR, AZ, LA, MA, NE, OK, OR, TX, WV
Water hyacinth
Eichhornia crassipes
AL, AR, AZ, CA county regulated, LA, NE, PR, SC, TX, City of Chicago...(Minnesota and WI considering a ban)
Waterhyacinth
Eichhornia spp.
FL
Giant Horsetail
Equisetum telmateia
OR
 
Houttuynia cordata
City of Chicago
Chameleon Plant
Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'
City of Chicago
Frogbit
Hydrocharis morsus-ranae
CA, ID, ME, MI, NH, Long Island NY , VT, WA, WI, City of Chicago
Yellow Flag Iris
Iris pseudacorus
CT, ID, MA, MT, Long Island NY 1/1/2012 , OR, VT, WA, City of Chicago
American Frogbit
Limnobium spongia
CA, PR
Creeping Jenny
Lysimachia nummularia
MA, Long Island NY
Dwarf Four Leaf Clover
Marsilea minuta
OK
Variegated Four Leaf Clover
Marsilea mutica
OK
Four Leaf Clover
Marsilea quadrifolia
CT, OK, Canada
Aquatic Mint
Mentha aquatica
ID(q), MT(q), NE(q), WY(q)
Giant Sensitive Plant
Mimosa pigra
FL
Parrotfeather
Myriophyllum aquaticum
AL, CA county regulated, CT, ID, MA ,ME, MI, NV, NH, Long Island NY , OR, VT, WA, WI, PR, City of Chicago, Canada
American Lotus
Nelumbo lutea
CT, PR
Yellow Floating Heart
Nymphoides peltata
CT, ID, MA, ME, MI, NH, Long Island NY , OR, VT, WA, WI, Canada
Candy Stripe Reed
Phragmites australis 'Candy Stripe'
CT, MA, MI, NC, VT
Water Lettuce
Pistia spp.
SC
Waterlettuce
Pistia stratiotes
AL, CA county regulated, CT, FL, LA, PR, SC, TX
Pickerel Rush
Pontederia cordata
CA, PR
Pickerelweed
Pontederia spp.
LA
Water Dock / Bloody Dock
Rumex spp.
AR
Arrowhead
Sagittaria sagittifolia
FED;   MA, NC, OK, WV, Canada
Salvinia
Salvinia auriculata
FED;   CA, MA, MI, OK, VT, WV
Giant Salvinia
Salvinia biloba
FED;   CA, MA, OK, VT, WV
Giant Salvinia
Salvinia herzogii
FED;   CA, MA, MI, OK, VT, WV
Giant Salvinia
Salvinia molesta
FED;   AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, ID, MA, MD, MI, MS, NV, OK, OR, TN, VT, WV
Giant Duckweed
Spirodela oligorhiza
LA, TX
Narrow-Leaf Cattail
Typha angustifolia
restricted WI
Cattail Hybrid
Typha x glauca
restricted WI
 
NOTES
NEW CHANGES ARE LISTED IN RED
 
FED = Federal Noxious Weed List (entries are highlighted)
 
p = permit required
 
 
q = quarantine required        
 
 
Frequently offered in the trade
 
 
 
 
 
Genus spp. listing indicates any / all subspeicies are prohibited.   
 
Compiled from Federal and State confirmed lists, available  
 
online or provided by State agencies.  
 
Currently accepted names are from the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) database, USDA, ARS, USDA Plants Database, and Weed Science Society of America Composite List of Weeds
 
 
List excludes weeds designated as "Control is county option" but noted if known.
 
 
FL, NC, SC (as well as many other states) also adopt the list
 
 of Federal Noxious Weeds
 
 
MN also adopts the list of Federal Parasitic & Terrestrial Noxious Weeds
 
PR (Puerto Rico) is also regulated as a state.
 
Long Island NY - refers to Nassau and Suffolk Counties only
 
 
 
 
Please send updates to kelly@marylandaquatic.com  
 
 
 
 
Compiled by
 
 
Kelly Billing, Maryland Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.
Kelly Billing is also co-author of the award winning book, " The Lotus: Know it and grow it "  which we highly recommend and can be found here on our website in the Lotus pages.