Info Sheet Weed Family Name Weed Scientific Name English Common Name American Samoa Cook Islands Fiji French Polynesia Federated States of Micronesia Guam Hawaii Kiribati Marshall Islands Nauru New Caledonia Niue Northern Marianas Palau Pitcairn Islands Papua New Guinea Samoa Solomon Islands Tokelau Tonga Tuvalu Vanuatu Wallis & Futuna
Amaranthaceae Amaranthus spinosus spiny amaranth, Prince-of-Wales-feather kuletes, kulites pakai kukū, pukai kukū
Amaranthaceae Alternanthera philoxeroides alligator weed
Anacardiaceae Schinus terebinthifolia Brazilian pepper tree, christmas berry warui wilelaiki, naniohilo
Apocynaceae Cryptostegia madagascariensis Madagascar rubbervine, Indian rubber vine, purple allamanda
Apocynaceae Cryptostegia grandiflora rubber vine liane de gatope
Apocynaceae Calotropis procera apple of Sodom, giant milkweed, rubber bush
Araceae Pistia stratiotes water lettuce, Nile cabbage
Araliaceae Hydrocotyle ranunculoides floating pennywort, floating marshpennywort
Asteraceae Cirsium vulgare spear thistle, bull thistle, common thistle pua kala
Asteraceae Ambrosia psilostachya western ragweed, perennial ragweed
Asteraceae Chromolaena odorata chromolaena, Siam weed, triffid weed floss flower, mahsrihsrihk, masigsig, masikisik, otuot, wisolmat, wisolmat en rehnwel kesengesil, masigsig kesengesil, ngesngesil
Asteraceae Pluchea carolinensis sour bush, hairy fleabane te kaikare, te karei
Asteraceae Elephantopus mollis tobacco weed, elephant's foot tapuae ‘erepani tavako ni veikau, jangli tambaku avaava rapakau, ava'ava teitei tipaker en wei halomtano, papago baka, papago halen tano, papago halomtano, papago vaca, papago vaka papago, papago halomtano, papago vaca lata hina, lau veveli
Asteraceae Sphagneticola trilobata Bay Biscayne creeping oxeye, wedelia, Singapore daisy rosrangrang, dihpwoangoahng suwed, ngkahu, tuhke ongohng, atiat ut mõkadkad, ut telia ngesil ra ngebard ‘anselmo
Asteraceae Xanthium strumarium cocklebur, noogoora burr nggatima ni vavalangi, ovuka, qatima ni vavalagi kīkānia
Asteraceae Parthenium hysterophorus parthenium weed, famine weed fausse camomille
Asteraceae Centaurea solstitialis yellow starthistle
Asteraceae Ageratina adenophora crofton weed, Mexican devil weed Maui pāmakani, pāmakani haole
Asteraceae Xanthium spinosum Bathurst burr, burweed
Asteraceae Sonchus oleraceus common sowthistle, annual sowthistle pū‘ā thandavu retero, taru pualele puha, pupu lele longolongo‘uha
Asteraceae Erigeron sumatrensis tall fleabane, broad-leaved fleabane matakaro, tho ni papalangi, tho ni vavalangi, thovuka, tumbua, wavuwavu pakaka
Asteraceae Centaurea melitensis Maltese starthistle, tocalote
Asteraceae Erigeron canadensis Canadian fleabane, horseweed mandramandra lani wela
Asteraceae Sonchus arvensis perennial sowthistle, cornsowthistle
Asteraceae Tithonia diversifolia Mexican sunflower, tree marigold tiare rengarenga, pua renga, kavakava matalaa siola‘ā
Asteraceae Mikania micrantha mile-a-minute weed, bitter vine fue saina pō kutekute ovaova, usuvanua, wa bosucu, wa butako, wa mbosuthu, wa mbosuvu, wa mbutako, wa ndamele selmwadang fou laina, fue saina teb el yas fue saina kwalo kalialo, kwalo kauburu
Asteraceae Delairea odorata cape ivy, German ivy, African ivy
Asteraceae Erigeron bonariensis hairy fleabane, wavy-leaved fleabane, hairy horseweed lani wela
Basellaceae Anredera cordifolia Madeira vine, potato vine pia, tāpau ‘uala hūpē filikafa
Bignoniaceae Spathodea campanulata African tulip tree fa‘apasī, tulipe, fa‘apasī, tulipe, faapasi, faapasī, fa'apasi kō‘ī‘ī, mata kō‘ī‘ī, mimi, pātītī vai, patiti vai, pititi vai, tiale akapisipisi, tiare akapisipisi taga mimi dulip en Aprika, tuhke dulip, ramingobchey orsachel kui fa‘apasī, tulipe, faapasi, faapasī, fa'apasi tiulipe
Bignoniaceae Dolichandra unguis-cati cat's claw creeper
Bignoniaceae Tecoma stans yellow bells tekoma bitu piti peeal nei Karairai, neikarairai piti neikarairai
Cabombaceae Cabomba caroliniana Carolina fanwort, cabomba
Cactaceae Opuntia monacantha drooping prickly pear, smooth tree pear
Cactaceae Opuntia humifusa creeping prickly pear, spreading prickly pear
Cactaceae Cereus hildmannianus apple cactus, queen of the night cactus, Peruvian apple
Cactaceae Opuntia ficus-indica Indian fig, mission prickly pear pānini, pāpipi
Cactaceae Pereskia aculeata Barbados gooseberry, pereskia, lemon vine
Cactaceae Acanthocereus tetragonus sword pear
Cactaceae Opuntia stricta spiny pest pear, common prickly pear, erect prickly pear
Caprifoliaceae Lonicera japonica Japanese honeysuckle mangamangā rima, pītete papa‘ā, pitate papa‘ā honekakala, nindo, suikazura pua Fisi
Caryophyllaceae Sagina procumbens beads, birdseye pearlwort, procumbent pearlwort
Commelinaceae Tradescantia fluminensis tradescantia, wandering Jew, Brazilian spiderwort
Convolvulaceae Convolvulus arvensis field bindweed, field morning-glory
Convolvulaceae Cuscuta campestris field dodder, angel's hair, beggar vine tia‘ea luorovaka, navereverelangi, ndithangi, wa lawala, wa mbosuthu, wa ndanga, wa tikaivu, wa vereverelangi
Crassulaceae Kalanchoe delagoensis chandelier plant, mother of millions, Christmas bells
Crassulaceae Crassula helmsii Australian swamp stonecrop, New Zealand pygmyweed
Cucurbitaceae Coccinia grandis ivy gourd, scarlet gourd kundru aipikohrd kiuri awia kiukamapa ‘ae ‘initia
Cyperaceae Cyperus rotundus nut grass, purple nutsedge mumuta matie ‘ōniāni, mauku ‘ōniāni, ‘ōniāni tita, ‘ōniāni lau, ‘ōniāni rau ivako, malanga, soro ni kabani, soronakambani, vucesa, muthesa chaguan humatag kili‘o‘opu, mau'u mokae te mumute, te mutemute tutueoneon ibugibugi tamanengi mumuta mumuta pakopako mouku, muta
Cyperaceae Cyperus esculentus yellow nutsedge, yellow nut grass
Cyperaceae Cyperus aromaticus navua sedge, greater kyllinga tuise tele, tuise fiti pakopako
Dioscoreaceae Dioscorea bulbifera air potato soi oi kaile, kaile manu, kaile ndranu, kaile nganga, sarau ápwereka, pwereka, ellal, pereka, pureka, kehmpalahi, kehp en palahi, on balai, weisoahn, weitol, pwer, pwerh, pelai, rook, yoi magnaheugo hoi, pi'oi mata hoi belloi soi dau fasia, dau kwasi hoi hoi, soi
Euphorbiaceae Jatropha gossypiifolia bellyache bush, black physicnut
Euphorbiaceae Triadica sebifera Chinese tallow, candleberry tree, chicken tree, Florida aspen
Fabaceae Acacia pycnantha golden wattle, broad-leaved wattle
Fabaceae Ulex europaeus gorse, furze
Fabaceae Caesalpinia decapetala Mauritius thorn, Mysore thorn pōpoki, puakelekino
Fabaceae Acacia podalyriifolia pearl acacia, Queensland silver wattle
Fabaceae Leucaena leucocephala leucaena, lead tree, hedge acacia fua pepe, fuapepe, lopā Samoa, lopa Samoa, lusina mara‘inu, marainu, nītō vaivai, vaivai dina, vaivai ni vavalangi, lepolepo, lipolipo atiku rohbohtin, tuhngantuhngan, dangandangan, tangantangan, ganitnityuwan, tangantan tangan-tangan ēkoa, haole koa, koa haole, lilikoa te kai tetua, te kaitetua tangan tangan, tangan-tangan bin mimosa pepe, tavahi kaku talntangan, tangantangan tangutang, telengtungd, telentund fua pepe, fuapepe, lopā Samoa, lopa Samoa, lusina siale mohemohe cassis
Fabaceae Gleditsia triacanthos honey locust, bean tree, common honeylocust
Fabaceae Acacia melanoxylon Australian blackwood
Fabaceae Falcataria moluccana Moluccan albizia, kerosene plant, white albizia, peacock's plume tamaligi, tamalini, tamaligi pa'epa'e, tamaligi palagi ‘ārapitia tuhke karisihn, tuhke kerosin ukall ra ngebard tamaligi, tamalini, tamaligi pa'epa'e, tamaligi palagi fai, folo fai falcata
Fabaceae Acacia mearnsii black wattle ākasia
Fabaceae Senna tora sickle senna, foetid/stinking cassia vao pīnati, vao pinati kaumoce, kaumothe, tarota, pini, pin amot-tumaga carabao, mumutong palaéan, mumutun admelon, mumutun palaoan vao pīnati, vao pinati, vao sei pipi ppālangi, te‘ekosi, te‘epulu, tega fefeka, tengafefeka
Fabaceae Mimosa pigra mimosa, giant sensitive plant, giant mimosa
Fabaceae Parkinsonia aculeata retama, Jerusalem thorn, palo verde, parkinsonia
Fabaceae Acacia decurrens green wattle, Sydney green wattle
Fabaceae Mimosa diplotricha giant/creeping sensitive plant, nila grass vao fefe pālagi pikika‘a papa‘ā co gadrogadro, wa ngandrongandro levu, wa ngandrongandro ni wa ngalelevu, wagadrogadro levu kehsapahl, limeirkelik, limemeirlap, limemeihr laud singbiguin sasa mechiuaiu nil grass vao fefe pālagi, la'au fefe pālagi nila grass, kwalo fai
Fabaceae Senna surattensis golden senna, sunshine tree kolomona, kolamona
Fabaceae Vachellia nilotica Indian fig, mission prickly pear
Fabaceae Prosopis pallida mesquite, prosopis, algaroba, American carob kiawe
Fabaceae Paraserianthes lophantha stink bean, brush wattle, plume acacia
Fabaceae Acacia dealbata silver wattle
Fabaceae Acacia saligna Port Jackson willow, golden wreath wattle, blue leaf wattle
Fabaceae Senna obtusifolia sicklepod, Chinese senna pī ‘aungakino
Fabaceae Prosopis juliflora mesquite, Mexican thorn, prosopis, algaroba
Fabaceae Acacia auriculiformis northern black wattle, earleaf acacia, earpod wattle ākasia tuhkehn pwelmwahu ngarai, unar
Hydrocharitaceae Egeria densa Brazilian waterweed, dense waterweed, Brazilian elodea
Hydrocharitaceae Hydrilla verticillata hydrilla, Florida elodea
Hypericaceae Hypericum perforatum St John's wort, klamath weed, goatweed, San Juan herb
Lamiaceae Marrubium vulgare horehound, white horehound
Lamiaceae Clerodendrum chinense Honolulu rose, Chinese glory bower losa fiti, losa Honolulu tiare tūpāpaku, pitate mama Hawaiian Rose rohsen onoluhlu, Honolulu rose pīkake hohono, pīkake pilau, pīkake wauke losa fiti, losa Honolulu
Lygodiaceae Lygodium microphyllum Old World climbing fern, climbing maidenhair
Malvaceae Abutilon theophrasti velvetleaf
Malvaceae Sida rhombifolia Cuban jute, Paddy's lucerne, common sida mautofu purūmu mbariara, ndeni puaka, ndeni vuaka, ndenime, ndeniosa, nggavi ni lathoi, nggavi ni lawa, qawenilawe, thavuthindra brum, purum, purumu, hopa, kaepu, ouou, pou, puehu, puehu au va‘a va‘a, pulumi, tateavi, kovai iva, porumu sieunen, sioinen, siyóyinen, kahwinyotz, koiohnleng, koramahd, koyolung, oiohnleng escobilla, escobilla adumelon, escobilla apaka, escobilla dalili rhomboid ilima itsi mautofu, motofu keak mautofu mamafu‘ai matala hoatā, te‘ehoosi, te‘ehosi ma‘utofu, mautofu
Malvaceae Sida acuta broomweed, spinyhead sida mautofu pulumi, purūmu deni vuaka, ndeni vuaka, ndeniosa, qawenilawe au hopa, hopa, kopa, puehu, puehu enana, brum, purumu, koa kowai iva kahwinyotz, kawenioas, selmei, sioinen, siyóyinen escobilla, escobilla adumelon, escobilla papago, escobilla papagu mautofu, motofu keak mautofu te‘ehoosi, te‘ekosi
Malvaceae Urena lobata Caesarweed, Congo jute, bur mallow manutofu, maoutofu, mautofu piripiri, purūmu, vavai tara tītā katiqani viti, nggatima, nggatima ni Viti, ngguatema, qatima, qatima ni viti, joan ne pija pipiri, fuduah, nehu, pou-éau, pu‘unehu, puehu, puepu, punehu haoe, rehu nognuk, ocher, sacawer, koaropw, korop, koropw, karukur dádangse, dadangsi, dadangsi apaka, dadangsi machingat mosipo, motipo chosuched e kui, osuched a rechui manutofu, maoutofu, mautofu mo‘osipo, mo‘osipo Tonga
Melastomataceae Miconia calvescens miconia, velvetleaf pa'a honu
Melastomataceae Clidemia hirta Koster's curse, soap bush la'au lau mamoe aurioi in siga, bona na bulamakau, kaurasinga, kauresinga, mara na bulumakau, mbona na mbulamakau, ndraunisinga, roinisinga, vuti riahpen rot kúi la'au lau mamoe
Myrtaceae Melaleuca quinquenervia melaleuca, broad-leaved paperbark itahou, naioulia, niaouli
Myrtaceae Leptospermum scoparium New Zealand tea tree
Myrtaceae Psidium cattleianum strawberry guava ku‘ava tū‘ava papa'ā, tūava papa'ā, tūvava papa'ā, tuava papa'ā ngguava tuava tinito, tuvava tinito tuvava tinito, kuwahpa waiawī ‘ula‘ula ku‘ava
Oleaceae Ligustrum sinense Chinese privet, small-leaved privet
Onagraceae Ludwigia adscendens water primrose, water-dragon, red ludwigia
Passifloraceae Passiflora rubra red passionfruit, Dutchman's laudanum pō kutekute, pō‘ue, pōkutekute
Passifloraceae Passiflora foetida fetid/stinking passionflower, fit-weed pāsio vao poniu, qaranidila, vaini, loliloli ni kalavo, sou bombom, pompom, pwompwomw, pwomwpwomp, tumatis, tutumis kinahulo atadeo pohāpohā, lani wai te biku oatamo, watamo vine vao dulce, kinahulo‘ atdao kudamono pāsio vao, tapatapao kakalifaka, kwalo kakali vaine ‘ae kumā, vaine ‘initia
Passifloraceae Passiflora tripartita banana passionfruit
Passifloraceae Passiflora tarminiana banana poka, banana passionfruit
Poaceae Eragrostis curvula African love grass, Boer love grass, weeping lovegrass
Poaceae Sporobolus pyramidalis giant rat's tail grass, West Indies smutgrass
Poaceae Imperata cylindrica cogon grass, imperata gi, kunai, lalang, ngi kasoring auturra, kawva, kunai grass, kuru-kuru fa'i lai
Poaceae Cortaderia selloana pampas grass, silver pampas grass, Uruguayan pampas grass
Poaceae Megathyrsus maximus Guinea grass, green panicgrass, buffalo grass
Poaceae Arundo donax giant reed fiso pālagi, 'ofe, 'ofe teu fale ngasau ni vavalangi fiso pālagi, 'ofe, 'ofe teu fale kaho, lalahi, kaho pāpālangi
Polygonaceae Persicaria perfoliata mile-a-minute weed
Polygonaceae Rumex pulcher dock, fiddle dock
Polygonaceae Rumex hypogaeus emex, three cornered Jacks, doublegee, spiny emex
Polygonaceae Rumex crispus dock, curled dock
Pontederiaceae Pontederia crassipes water hyacinth lili vai riri vai bekabekairaga, dabedabe ne ga, mbekambekairanga, ndambendambe ni nga bung el ralm water orchid, wota haisin lili vai
Rhamnaceae Ziziphus mauritiana Indian jujube, Chinese date baer, baher, bahir manzanas, manzanita, jujube
Rosaceae Rubus niveus Ceylon raspberry, Mysore raspberry, hill raspberry mbolinmomoniyl
Rosaceae Cotoneaster pannosus cotoneaster, silver cotoneaster, silverleaf cotoneaster
Rosaceae Rosa multiflora multiflora rose, baby rose
Rosaceae Pyracantha angustifolia firethorn, narrowleaf firethorn, orange firethorn
Salicaceae Salix babylonica weeping willow, Babylon weeping willow hakoloa‘ani, uilow
Salviniaceae Salvinia molesta salvinia, water fern, giant salvinia, Kariba weed
Salviniaceae Azolla filiculoides Azolla, water fern, red water fern, fairy fern
Sapindaceae Cardiospermum grandiflorum balloon vine, grand balloon vine kopūpū takaviri
Scrophulariaceae Buddleja davidii buddleia
Solanaceae Solanum mauritianum woolly nightshade, bugweed, tree tobacco ‘ava‘ava, rau ‘ava‘ava pua nānā honua pula, to‘uloku
Solanaceae Solanum torvum turkey berry, devil's fig kaisurisuri, kausoni, kauvotovotua, katai, soni rawelnagafi tisaipale piko
Verbenaceae Lantana montevidensis creeping lantana, trailing lantana, weeping lantana
Verbenaceae Lantana camara lantana lõtana rānatāna, tātarāmoa, tātarāmoa papa‘ā, tūtae ‘oro‘enua kauboica, kaumboitha, lanitana, mbona ra mbulumakau, mbonambulumakau, tokalau, waiwai tara koa, tatara moa ros fonacni, landana, randana, rantana, tuhke suwed, tukasuweth la‘au kalakala, lakana, lanakana, mikinolia hihiu, mikinolia hohono, mikinolia kukū te kaibuaka lantõna migiroa lõtana talatala, talamoa kai puaka, kaipuaka
Zingiberaceae Hedychium coronarium white butterfly ginger lily teuila, teuila pa'epa'e kaopui teatea, kōpī, re'a, re‘a teatea, kōpī teatea ndrove, cevuga vula, dalasika, thevunga, kapui fisi, kapui perperi chabubu, chawiwi, sifif nisepan, sinter pwetepwet, sinsea, sinsér, sinter, sinter oangoahng, sinter pwetepwet, sintia, tolon, trewiwi, tunun, zinzer ‘awapuhi ke‘oke‘o teuila, teuila pa'epa'e ndrove, cevuga vula, dalasika, teuila, thevunga
Zingiberaceae Hedychium gardnerianum Kahili ginger, Kahila garland-lily kōpī cevuga dromodromo sinter weitahta ‘awapuhi kahili, kāhili
Zingiberaceae Hedychium flavescens yellow ginger, wild ginger teuila, teuila pa'epa'e kaopui rengarenga, kōpī rengarenga, re'a, re‘a rengarenga opuhi rea rea sinter ‘awapuhi melemele kamapui fiti tea, keuila teuila, teuila pa'epa'e
Zygophyllaceae Tribulus terrestris puncturevine, goat head, caltrop
Zygophyllaceae Tribulus cistoides false puncturevine, Jamaican feverplant nohu, nohunohu te maukinikini
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