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Updated 1/15/2014

Invasive Weeds

HAWAII - INDIGENOUS

Cassytha filiformis

KAUNA'OA PEHU    DODDER

 


HAWAII - NATURALIZED

Asystasia gangetica 

CHINESE VIOLET    COROMANDEL

 

Thunbergia grandiflora 

BENGAL TRUMPET

 

Schinus terebinthifolius 

CHRISTMAS BERRY    WILELAIKI

 

Thevetia peruviana 

YELLOW OLEANDER or BE-STILL TREE

 

Epipremnum pinnatum   

TARO VINE

 

Schefflera actinophylla

OCTOPUS TREE

 

Calotropis gigantea 

CROWN FLOWER

 
Calotropis procera 

SMALL CROWN FLOWER

 

Sphagneticola trilobata 

WEDELIA

 

Verbesina encelioides 

GOLDEN CROWN-BEARD

 

Bidens alba var. radiata

BEGGAR'S TICK

 

Bidens pilosa 

BEGGAR'S TICK

 

Pluchea indica 

INDIAN FLEABANE

 

Pluchea carolinensis 

SOURBUSH

 

Erigeron karvinskianus 

DAISY FLEABANE

 

Spathodea campanulata 

AFRICAN TULIP TREE

 

Lepidium virginicum 

PEPPERGRASS

 

Canna indica 

CANNA or INDIAN SHOT

 

Casuarina equisetifolia 

COMMON CASUARINA or IRONWOOD

 

Casuarina glauca 

LONGLEAF CASUARINA or IRONWOOD

 

Clusia rosea 

AUTOGRAPH TREE    COPEY

 

Costus woodsonii 

RED BUTTON GINGER

 

Kalanchoe daigremontiana  

ALLIGATOR PLANT

 

Kalanchoe pinnata  

AIR PLANT

 
Coccinea grandis 

IVY or SCARLET-FRUITED GOURD

 

Senna alata 

CANDLE BUSH

 

Prosopis pallida  

ALGAROBA or MESQUITE    KIAWE

 

Prosopis juliflora 

BIG-THORN ALGAROBA    KIAWE

Vachellia farnesiana 

SWEET ACACIA or NEEDLE BUSH    KOLU

 
Pithecellobium dulce  

MANILA TAMARIND    'OPIUMA

 
Mimosa pudica  

SENSITIVE PLANT or SLEEPING GRASS

 

Leucaena leucocephala

GIANT LEUCAENA    KOA HAOLE

 

Indigofera suffruticosa 

INDIGO

 

Macroptilium atropurpureum 

CREEPING MACROPTILIUM

 

Desmanthus pernambucanus 

SLENDER MIMOSA

 

Neonotonia wightii  

GLYCINE

 

Cyperus involucratus 

'AHU'AWA HAOLE

 

Stenotaphrum secundatum 

ST. AUGUSTINE GRASS

 

Setaria verticillata  

BRISTLY FOXTAIL

 

Cenchrus ciliaris  

BUFFELGRASS

 

Melinis repens  

NATAL REDTOP

 

Cenchrus echinatus  

COMMON SANDBUR

 

Urochloa maxima  

GUINEA GRASS

 

Chloris barbata  

SWOLLEN FINGERGRASS

 

Dactyloctenium aegyptium  

BEACH WIREGRASS

 

Hibiscus tiliaceus 

HAU

 

Philadelphus karwinskianus 

PHILADELPHUS

 

Leonotis nepetifolia 

LION'S EAR

 

Clidemia hirta  

KOSTER'S CURSE or CLIDEMIA

 

Pterolepis glomerata  

PTEROLEPIS

 

Ardisia crenata  

HILO HOLLY or HEN'S EYES

Ardisia elliptica 

SHOE-BUTTON ARDISIA

 
Psidium cattleianum 

RED STRAWBERRY GUAVA    WAIAWI

 

Psidium cattleianum f. lucidum 

YELLOW STRAWBERRY GUAVA  

 

Psidium guajava 

GUAVA

 
Syzygium cumini 

JAVA or JAMBOLAN PLUM

 
Syzygium jambos 

ROSE APPLE

 

Eugenia uniflor

SURINAM CHERRY

 

Melaleuca quinquenervia 

PAPERBARK

 

Ricinus communis 

CASTOR BEAN

 

Boerhavia coccinea 

RED SPIDERLING

 

Ochna thomasiana 

MICKEY MOUSE PLANT

 

Jasminum fluminense  

BRAZILIAN JASMINE

 

Antigonon leptopus 

MEXICAN CREEPER

 

Rhizophora mangle 

RED or AMERICAN MANGROVE

 

Coffea arabica 

ARABIAN COFFEE

 

Turnera ulmifolia 

YELLOW ALDER

 

Lantana camara  

LANTANA

 

Phyla nodiflora 

MATCHWEED

 

Hedychium flavescens 

YELLOW GINGER

 

Verbena litoralis  

VERVAIN    OWI

 

Citharexylum caudatum 

JUNIPERBERRY

 

Hedychium gardnerianum

KAHILI GINGER

 

Eichhornia crassipes 

WATER HYACINTH

 

Conyza bonariensis 

HAIRY HORSEWEED

 

Euphorbia cyathophora 

MEXICAN FIREPLANT or WILD POINSETTIA

 

Nicotiana glauca 

TREE TOBACCO

 

Ficus microcarpa 

CHINESE BANYAN

 

Caesalpinia decapetala 

CAT'S CLAW VINE or MYSORE THORN

 

Acacia confusa 

FORMOSAN ACACIA or KOA

Ipomoea aquatica 

SWAMP CABBAGE   UNG-CHOI

 

Macaranga mappa 

MACARANGA    BINGABING

 

 Rubus argutus 

PRICKLY FLORIDA BLACKBERRY

 

Passiflora tarminiana 

BANANA POKA

 

Bocconia frutescens 

TREE POPPY

 

Arthrostemma ciliatum  

ARTHROSTEMA

 

Paederia foetida 

GARLIC-SCENTED VINE    MAILE PILAU

 

Urochloa mutica  

CALIFORNIA GRASS

 

Buddleja asiatica 

BUDDLEJA

 

Asparagus aethiopicus 

SPRENGER'S ASPARAGUS FERN

 

Solanum mauritianum 

WOOLY or EAR-LEAVED NIGHTSHADE

 

Duranta erecta  

GOLDEN DEWDROP

 

Justicia betonica 


WHITE SHRIMP PLANT
Kalanchoe tubiflora 

CHANDELIER PLANT

 

Citharexylum spinosum 

FIDDLEWOOD

 

Senecio madagascariensis 

FIREWEED