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
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
Fabaceae Acacia pycnantha golden wattle, broad-leaved wattle
Anacardiaceae Schinus terebinthifolia Brazilian pepper tree, christmas berry warui wilelaiki, naniohilo
Melastomataceae Miconia calvescens miconia, velvetleaf pa'a honu
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
Euphorbiaceae Jatropha gossypiifolia bellyache bush, black physicnut
Asteraceae Cirsium vulgare spear thistle, bull thistle, common thistle pua kala
Fabaceae Ulex europaeus gorse, furze
Poaceae Eragrostis curvula African love grass, Boer love grass, weeping lovegrass
Asteraceae Ambrosia psilostachya western ragweed, perennial ragweed
Solanaceae Solanum mauritianum woolly nightshade, bugweed, tree tobacco ‘ava‘ava, rau ‘ava‘ava pua nānā honua pula, to‘uloku
Cactaceae Opuntia monacantha drooping prickly pear, smooth tree pear
Malvaceae Abutilon theophrasti velvetleaf
Rosaceae Rubus niveus Ceylon raspberry, Mysore raspberry, hill raspberry mbolinmomoniyl
Oleaceae Ligustrum sinense Chinese privet, small-leaved privet
Rosaceae Cotoneaster pannosus cotoneaster, silver cotoneaster, silverleaf cotoneaster
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
Fabaceae Caesalpinia decapetala Mauritius thorn, Mysore thorn pōpoki, puakelekino
Poaceae Sporobolus pyramidalis giant rat's tail grass, West Indies smutgrass
Passifloraceae Passiflora rubra red passionfruit, Dutchman's laudanum pō kutekute, pō‘ue, pōkutekute
Fabaceae Acacia podalyriifolia pearl acacia, Queensland silver wattle
Salviniaceae Salvinia molesta salvinia, water fern, giant salvinia, Kariba weed
Myrtaceae Melaleuca quinquenervia melaleuca, broad-leaved paperbark itahou, naioulia, niaouli
Cyperaceae Cyperus esculentus yellow nutsedge, yellow nut grass
Poaceae Imperata cylindrica cogon grass, imperata gi, kunai, lalang, ngi kasoring auturra, kawva, kunai grass, kuru-kuru fa'i lai
Asteraceae Chromolaena odorata chromolaena, Siam weed, triffid weed floss flower, mahsrihsrihk, masigsig, masikisik, otuot, wisolmat, wisolmat en rehnwel kesengesil, masigsig kesengesil, ngesngesil
Zygophyllaceae Tribulus terrestris puncturevine, goat head, caltrop
Asteraceae Pluchea carolinensis sour bush, hairy fleabane te kaikare, te karei
Amaranthaceae Amaranthus spinosus spiny amaranth, Prince-of-Wales-feather kuletes, kulites pakai kukū, pukai kukū
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
Cactaceae Opuntia humifusa creeping prickly pear, spreading prickly pear
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
Poaceae Cortaderia selloana pampas grass, silver pampas grass, Uruguayan pampas grass
Rhamnaceae Ziziphus mauritiana Indian jujube, Chinese date baer, baher, bahir manzanas, manzanita, jujube
Rosaceae Rosa multiflora multiflora rose, baby rose
Cabombaceae Cabomba caroliniana Carolina fanwort, cabomba
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
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
Fabaceae Gleditsia triacanthos honey locust, bean tree, common honeylocust
Poaceae Megathyrsus maximus Guinea grass, green panicgrass, buffalo grass
Cyperaceae Cyperus aromaticus navua sedge, greater kyllinga tuise tele, tuise fiti pakopako
Fabaceae Acacia melanoxylon Australian blackwood
Salicaceae Salix babylonica weeping willow, Babylon weeping willow hakoloa‘ani, uilow
Cactaceae Cereus hildmannianus apple cactus, queen of the night cactus, Peruvian apple
Zygophyllaceae Tribulus cistoides false puncturevine, Jamaican feverplant nohu, nohunohu te maukinikini
Araceae Pistia stratiotes water lettuce, Nile cabbage
Hypericaceae Hypericum perforatum St John's wort, klamath weed, goatweed, San Juan herb
Cactaceae Opuntia ficus-indica Indian fig, mission prickly pear pānini, pāpipi
Hydrocharitaceae Egeria densa Brazilian waterweed, dense waterweed, Brazilian elodea
Amaranthaceae Alternanthera philoxeroides alligator weed
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
Convolvulaceae Convolvulus arvensis field bindweed, field morning-glory
Asteraceae Xanthium strumarium cocklebur, noogoora burr nggatima ni vavalangi, ovuka, qatima ni vavalagi kīkānia
Rosaceae Pyracantha angustifolia firethorn, narrowleaf firethorn, orange firethorn
Myrtaceae Leptospermum scoparium New Zealand tea tree
Asteraceae Parthenium hysterophorus parthenium weed, famine weed fausse camomille
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
Scrophulariaceae Buddleja davidii buddleia
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
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
Fabaceae Acacia mearnsii black wattle ākasia
Caryophyllaceae Sagina procumbens beads, birdseye pearlwort, procumbent pearlwort
Lamiaceae Marrubium vulgare horehound, white horehound
Polygonaceae Persicaria perfoliata mile-a-minute weed
Araliaceae Hydrocotyle ranunculoides floating pennywort, floating marshpennywort
Asteraceae Centaurea solstitialis yellow starthistle
Euphorbiaceae Triadica sebifera Chinese tallow, candleberry tree, chicken tree, Florida aspen
Bignoniaceae Dolichandra unguis-cati cat's claw creeper
Asteraceae Ageratina adenophora crofton weed, Mexican devil weed Maui pāmakani, pāmakani haole
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
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
Verbenaceae Lantana montevidensis creeping lantana, trailing lantana, weeping lantana
Cucurbitaceae Coccinia grandis ivy gourd, scarlet gourd kundru aipikohrd kiuri awia kiukamapa ‘ae ‘initia
Asteraceae Xanthium spinosum Bathurst burr, burweed
Asteraceae Erigeron sumatrensis tall fleabane, broad-leaved fleabane matakaro, tho ni papalangi, tho ni vavalangi, thovuka, tumbua, wavuwavu pakaka
Salviniaceae Azolla filiculoides Azolla, water fern, red water fern, fairy fern
Asteraceae Sonchus oleraceus common sowthistle, annual sowthistle pū‘ā thandavu retero, taru pualele puha, pupu lele longolongo‘uha
Fabaceae Parkinsonia aculeata retama, Jerusalem thorn, palo verde, parkinsonia
Fabaceae Acacia decurrens green wattle, Sydney green wattle
Polygonaceae Rumex pulcher dock, fiddle dock
Lygodiaceae Lygodium microphyllum Old World climbing fern, climbing maidenhair
Apocynaceae Cryptostegia madagascariensis Madagascar rubbervine, Indian rubber vine, purple allamanda
Hydrocharitaceae Hydrilla verticillata hydrilla, Florida elodea
Asteraceae Centaurea melitensis Maltese starthistle, tocalote
Commelinaceae Tradescantia fluminensis tradescantia, wandering Jew, Brazilian spiderwort
Cactaceae Pereskia aculeata Barbados gooseberry, pereskia, lemon vine
Cactaceae Acanthocereus tetragonus sword pear
Fabaceae Senna surattensis golden senna, sunshine tree kolomona, kolamona
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
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
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
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
Fabaceae Vachellia nilotica Indian fig, mission prickly pear
Fabaceae Prosopis pallida mesquite, prosopis, algaroba, American carob kiawe
Poaceae Arundo donax giant reed fiso pālagi, 'ofe, 'ofe teu fale ngasau ni vavalangi fiso pālagi, 'ofe, 'ofe teu fale kaho, lalahi, kaho pāpālangi
Asteraceae Sonchus arvensis perennial sowthistle, cornsowthistle
Fabaceae Paraserianthes lophantha stink bean, brush wattle, plume acacia
Asteraceae Erigeron canadensis Canadian fleabane, horseweed mandramandra lani wela
Onagraceae Ludwigia adscendens water primrose, water-dragon, red ludwigia
Apocynaceae Cryptostegia grandiflora rubber vine liane de gatope
Fabaceae Acacia dealbata silver wattle
Polygonaceae Rumex hypogaeus emex, three cornered Jacks, doublegee, spiny emex
Sapindaceae Cardiospermum grandiflorum balloon vine, grand balloon vine kopūpū takaviri
Asteraceae Tithonia diversifolia Mexican sunflower, tree marigold tiare rengarenga, pua renga, kavakava matalaa siola‘ā
Passifloraceae Passiflora tripartita banana passionfruit
Zingiberaceae Hedychium gardnerianum Kahili ginger, Kahila garland-lily kōpī cevuga dromodromo sinter weitahta ‘awapuhi kahili, kāhili
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
Fabaceae Acacia saligna Port Jackson willow, golden wreath wattle, blue leaf wattle
Fabaceae Senna obtusifolia sicklepod, Chinese senna pī ‘aungakino
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
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
Fabaceae Prosopis juliflora mesquite, Mexican thorn, prosopis, algaroba
Crassulaceae Kalanchoe delagoensis chandelier plant, mother of millions, Christmas bells
Cactaceae Opuntia stricta spiny pest pear, common prickly pear, erect prickly pear
Asteraceae Erigeron bonariensis hairy fleabane, wavy-leaved fleabane, hairy horseweed lani wela
Basellaceae Anredera cordifolia Madeira vine, potato vine pia, tāpau ‘uala hūpē filikafa
Crassulaceae Crassula helmsii Australian swamp stonecrop, New Zealand pygmyweed
Fabaceae Acacia auriculiformis northern black wattle, earleaf acacia, earpod wattle ākasia tuhkehn pwelmwahu ngarai, unar
Polygonaceae Rumex crispus dock, curled dock
Caprifoliaceae Lonicera japonica Japanese honeysuckle mangamangā rima, pītete papa‘ā, pitate papa‘ā honekakala, nindo, suikazura pua Fisi
Passifloraceae Passiflora tarminiana banana poka, banana passionfruit
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
Apocynaceae Calotropis procera apple of Sodom, giant milkweed, rubber bush
Bignoniaceae Tecoma stans yellow bells tekoma bitu piti peeal nei Karairai, neikarairai piti neikarairai
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
Solanaceae Solanum torvum turkey berry, devil's fig kaisurisuri, kausoni, kauvotovotua, katai, soni rawelnagafi tisaipale piko
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