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NPS Early Detection, Pinnacles NP

Priority 1-3 species.
56 PLANTS
Ailanthus altissima    Ailanthus,  Tree of heaven
invasive non-native
Tree

SIMAROUBACEAE

Ailanthus altissima
2014 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Ailanthus altissima
2013 Neal Kramer
Ailanthus altissima
2014 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Amaranthus albus    Pigweed amaranth,  Tumbleweed
non-native
Annual herb

AMARANTHACEAE

Amaranthus albus
2014 Steve Matson
Amaranthus albus
2014 Steve Matson
Amaranthus albus
2018 Ron Vanderhoff

Arundo donax    Giant reed
invasive non-native
Perennial grass

POACEAE

Arundo donax
2013 Miriam Sachs Martin
Arundo donax
2020 Jennifer Mo
Arundo donax
2018 michelle peruzzi

Brassica nigra    Black mustard
invasive non-native
Annual herb

BRASSICACEAE

Brassica nigra
2011 Jorg & Mimi Fleige
Brassica nigra
2019 Ron Vanderhoff
Brassica nigra
2019 Ron Vanderhoff

Brassica rapa    Common mustard,  Field mustard,  Rape mustard
invasive non-native
Annual herb

BRASSICACEAE

Brassica rapa
2017 Cynthia Powell
Brassica rapa
2008 Neal Kramer
Brassica rapa
2018 Angelique Herman

Bromus tectorum    Cheatgrass, downy brome,  Downy brome grass,  Downy chess
invasive non-native
Annual grass

POACEAE

Bromus tectorum
2008 Gary A. Monroe
Bromus tectorum
2019 Ron Vanderhoff
Bromus tectorum
2020 Sandy Leatherman

Carduus pycnocephalus    Italian thistle
invasive non-native
Annual herb

ASTERACEAE

Carduus pycnocephalus
2019 Gary McDonald
Carduus pycnocephalus
2008 Zoya Akulova
Carduus pycnocephalus
2006 Chris Wagner, SBNF

Carduus tenuiflorus    Italian thistle,  Slender flowered thistle,  Winged plumeless thistle
invasive non-native
Annual herb

ASTERACEAE

Carduus tenuiflorus
2018 Gary McDonald
Carduus tenuiflorus
2018 Gary McDonald
Carduus tenuiflorus
2018 Gary McDonald

Centaurea benedicta    Blessed thistle
non-native
Annual herb

ASTERACEAE

Centaurea benedicta
2009 Neal Kramer
Centaurea benedicta
2008 Luigi Rignanese
Centaurea benedicta
2006 Chris Wagner, SBNF

Centaurea melitensis    Maltese star thistle,  Napa star thistle,  Tocalote
invasive non-native
Annual herb

ASTERACEAE

Centaurea melitensis
2019 Ron Vanderhoff
Centaurea melitensis
2012 Gary McDonald
Centaurea melitensis
2019 Arlee Montalvo

Centaurea solstitialis    Barnaby's thistle,  Yellow star thistle
invasive non-native
Annual herb

ASTERACEAE

Centaurea solstitialis
2004 Carol W. Witham
Centaurea solstitialis
2021 Mike Russler
Centaurea solstitialis
2021 Mike Russler

Cirsium vulgare    Bull thistle
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

ASTERACEAE

Cirsium vulgare
2005 Christopher L. Christie
Cirsium vulgare
2021 Emily Sluiman
Cirsium vulgare
2019 Gustavo Vasquez

Conium maculatum    Poison hemlock
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

APIACEAE

Conium maculatum
2008 Keir Morse
Conium maculatum
2013 Toni Corelli
Conium maculatum
2019 Ron Vanderhoff

Cotula coronopifolia    Brass buttons,  Common brassbuttons
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

ASTERACEAE

Cotula coronopifolia
2016 Chris Leslie
Cotula coronopifolia
2018 Cynthia Powell
Cotula coronopifolia
2018 Bill Schmidt

Crypsis schoenoides    Swamp grass,  Swamp picklegrass,  Swamp pricklegrass
non-native
Annual grass

POACEAE

Crypsis schoenoides
2017 Ron Vanderhoff
Crypsis schoenoides
2021 Cynthia Powell
Crypsis schoenoides
2018 Ron Vanderhoff

Cynodon dactylon    Bermuda grass,  Bermudagrass
invasive non-native
Perennial grass

POACEAE

Cynodon dactylon
2008 Keir Morse
Cynodon dactylon
2014 Zoya Akulova
Cynodon dactylon
2021 Ron Vanderhoff

Cyperus difformis    Variable flatsedge
non-native
Annual grasslike herb

CYPERACEAE

Cyperus difformis
2021 Donald Burk
Cyperus difformis
2021 Donald Burk
Cyperus difformis
2017 Ron Vanderhoff

Dactylis glomerata    Orchard grass,  Orchardgrass
invasive non-native
Perennial grass

POACEAE

Dactylis glomerata
2005 Louis-M. Landry
Dactylis glomerata
2003 Steve Matson
Dactylis glomerata
2018 Kyndal Olin

Dittrichia graveolens    Stinkwort
invasive non-native
Annual herb

ASTERACEAE

Dittrichia graveolens
2008 Keir Morse
Dittrichia graveolens
2019 Andy Jones
Dittrichia graveolens
2017 Ron Vanderhoff

Dysphania ambrosioides    Mexican tea
non-native
Annual, Perennial herb

CHENOPODIACEAE

Dysphania ambrosioides
2021 Donald Burk
Dysphania ambrosioides
2020 Ron Vanderhoff
Dysphania ambrosioides
2018 Ron Vanderhoff

Elymus caput-medusae    Medusa head
invasive non-native
Annual grass

POACEAE

Elymus caput-medusae
2019 Amanda Mills
Elymus caput-medusae
2019 Jennifer Mo
Elymus caput-medusae
2020 Thomas Reyes

Festuca perennis    Italian rye grass
invasive non-native
Annual, Perennial grass

POACEAE

Festuca perennis
2004 Carol W. Witham
Festuca perennis
2018 MCOSD EDRR
Festuca perennis
2003 James B. Gratiot

Festuca temulenta    Darnel, tares
non-native
Annual grass

POACEAE

Festuca temulenta
2013 Al Keuter
Festuca temulenta
2016 Spade Natural Resources Consulting
Festuca temulenta
2013 Al Keuter

Helminthotheca echioides    Bristly ox-tongue
invasive non-native
Annual, Perennial herb

ASTERACEAE

Helminthotheca echioides
2016 Hayley Ross
Helminthotheca echioides
2019 Rachelle Gray
Helminthotheca echioides
2019 Rachelle Gray

Hirschfeldia incana    Mediterranean hoary mustard,  Short podded mustard,  Summer mustard
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

BRASSICACEAE

Hirschfeldia incana
2017 Gary McDonald
Hirschfeldia incana
2017 Gary McDonald
Hirschfeldia incana
2008 Neal Kramer

Iris pseudacorus    Horticultural iris,  Paleyellow iris,  Yellow flag iris
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

IRIDACEAE

Iris pseudacorus
2001 Nick Kurzenko
Iris pseudacorus
2021 Mary Herr
Iris pseudacorus
2004 Nick Kurzenko

Lactuca serriola    Prickly lettuce,  Prickly wild lettuce
invasive non-native
Annual herb

ASTERACEAE

Lactuca serriola
2017 Gary McDonald
Lactuca serriola
2020 Mark Kircher
Lactuca serriola
2009 Neal Kramer

Lepidium latifolium    Broad leaved pepper grass,  Broadleaved pepperweed,  Perennial pepperweed
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

BRASSICACEAE

Lepidium latifolium
2022 Donald Burk
Lepidium latifolium
2002 Jennifer Forman
Lepidium latifolium
2020 Ron Vanderhoff

Malva parviflora    Cheeseweed mallow
non-native
Annual herb

MALVACEAE

Malva parviflora
2019 Sean Carey
Malva parviflora
2012 Neal Kramer
Malva parviflora
2015 Jesse Rorabaugh

Marrubium vulgare    White horehound
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

LAMIACEAE

Marrubium vulgare
2019 Aaron Echols
Marrubium vulgare
©2013 Gary McDonald
Marrubium vulgare
2015 Diane Etchison

Melilotus alba    Yellow sweetclover
invasive non-native
Annual, Biennial herb

FABACEAE

Melilotus alba
2010 Jean Pawek
Melilotus alba
2014 Robert F Norris
Melilotus alba
2020 Bob Sweatt

non-native
Perennial herb

LAMIACEAE

Mentha spicata var. spicata
2008 Keir Morse
Mentha spicata var. spicata
2015 Barry Breckling
Mentha spicata var. spicata
2014 Zoya Akulova

Mentha Xpiperita    Peppermint
non-native
Perennial herb

LAMIACEAE

Mentha Xpiperita
2019 Ron Vanderhoff
Mentha Xpiperita
1995 Saint Mary's College of California

Nicotiana glauca    Tree tobacco
invasive non-native
Tree, Shrub

SOLANACEAE

Nicotiana glauca
2017 Steve Matson
Nicotiana glauca
2009 Keir Morse
Nicotiana glauca
2018 Nicole Leatherman

Phalaris aquatica    Bulbous canarygrass,  Harding grass
invasive non-native
Perennial grass

POACEAE

Phalaris aquatica
2019 James Bailey
Phalaris aquatica
2019 James Bailey
Phalaris aquatica
2017 James Bailey

Plantago lanceolata    English plantain,  Narrow leaved plantain,  Ribgrass
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

PLANTAGINACEAE

Plantago lanceolata
2017 Gary McDonald
Plantago lanceolata
2019 Joe Engelbrecht
Plantago lanceolata
2019 Joe Engelbrecht

Poa bulbosa    Bulbous blue grass,  Bulbous bluegrass
non-native
Perennial grass

POACEAE

Poa bulbosa
2008 Keir Morse
Poa bulbosa
2011 Barry Breckling
Poa bulbosa
2019 Angelique Herman

Polygonum aviculare ssp. depressum    Prostrate knotweed
non-native
Annual, Perennial herb

POLYGONACEAE

Polygonum aviculare ssp. depressum
2016 Barbara Boethling
Polygonum aviculare ssp. depressum
2021 Ron Vanderhoff
Polygonum aviculare ssp. depressum
2014 Richard Chasey

Raphanus sativus    Cultivated radish,  Jointed charlock,  Wild radish
invasive non-native
Annual, Biennial herb

BRASSICACEAE

Raphanus sativus
2017 Lisa Miller
Raphanus sativus
2004 Carol W. Witham
Raphanus sativus
2008 Thomas Stoughton

Acroptilon repens    Russian knapweed
non-native
Perennial herb

ASTERACEAE

Acroptilon repens
2017 Barbara Boethling
Acroptilon repens
2013 Richard Spellenberg
Acroptilon repens
2013 Neal Kramer

Rubus armeniacus    Himalayan blackberry,  black berry
invasive non-native
Shrub

ROSACEAE

Rubus armeniacus
2002 George W. Hartwell
Rubus armeniacus
2008 Keir Morse
Rubus armeniacus
2018 Richard Spjut

Rumex acetosella    Common sheep sorrel
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

POLYGONACEAE

Rumex acetosella
2007 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Rumex acetosella
2015 Richard Chasey
Rumex acetosella
2017 Gary McDonald

Rumex crispus    Curly dock,  Curly leaved dock,  Rhubarb
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

POLYGONACEAE

Rumex crispus
2018 Tim Lewis
Rumex crispus
2019 Diane Etchison
Rumex crispus
2018 Tim Lewis

Salsola tragus    Prickly russian thistle,  Russianthistle,  Tumbleweed
invasive non-native
Annual herb

CHENOPODIACEAE

Salsola tragus
2016 John Doyen
Salsola tragus
2017 Ron Vanderhoff
Salsola tragus
2016 Steven Thorsted

Schismus arabicus    Arabian schismus,  Mediterranean grass
invasive non-native
Annual grass

POACEAE

Schismus arabicus
2001 Joe DiTomaso
Schismus arabicus
2011 Michael O'Brien
Schismus arabicus
2001 Joe DiTomaso

Silybum marianum    Blessed milkthistle,  Milk thistle
invasive non-native
Annual, Perennial herb

ASTERACEAE

Silybum marianum
2020 Nancy Hamlett
Silybum marianum
2009 Barry Rice
Silybum marianum
2019 Marisa Persaud

Stipa miliacea var. miliacea    Smilo grass
invasive non-native
Perennial grass

POACEAE

Stipa miliacea var. miliacea
2022 Donald Burk
Stipa miliacea var. miliacea
2009 Keir Morse
Stipa miliacea var. miliacea
2022 Donald Burk

Tamarix ramosissima    Saltcedar,  Tamarisk
invasive non-native
Tree, Shrub

TAMARICACEAE

Tamarix ramosissima
2017 Barbara Boethling
Tamarix ramosissima
2000 Joe DiTomaso
Tamarix ramosissima
2000 Joe DiTomaso

Tragopogon dubius    Goat's beard,  Yellow salsify
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

ASTERACEAE

Tragopogon dubius
2020 Bob Sweatt
Tragopogon dubius
2001 Steven Thorsted
Tragopogon dubius
2020 Bob Sweatt

Tribulus terrestris    Puncture vine,  Puncturevine
invasive non-native
Annual herb

ZYGOPHYLLACEAE

Tribulus terrestris
2016 Joan Hampton
Tribulus terrestris
2020 Maura Hay
Tribulus terrestris
2020 Ron Vanderhoff

Trifolium hirtum    Rose clover
invasive non-native
Annual herb

FABACEAE

Trifolium hirtum
2004 Carol W. Witham
Trifolium hirtum
2008 Keir Morse
Trifolium hirtum
2013 Zoya Akulova

Verbascum blattaria    Moth mullein
non-native
Perennial herb

SCROPHULARIACEAE

Verbascum blattaria
2019 Patrick Furtado
Verbascum blattaria
2014 Garth Wadsworth
Verbascum blattaria
2019 Alison Sheehey

Verbascum thapsus    Common mullein,  Woolly mullein
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

SCROPHULARIACEAE

Verbascum thapsus
2008 Keir Morse
Verbascum thapsus
2020 Kim Cabrera
Verbascum thapsus
2019 Zachary Snider

Veronica persica    Bird's eye speedwell,  Birdeye speedwell
non-native
Annual herb

PLANTAGINACEAE

Veronica persica
2011 Robert Hamilton
Veronica persica
2022 Bob Sweatt
Veronica persica
2021 David Wolfson

Vinca major    Bigleaf periwinkle,  Greater periwinkle,  Vinca
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

APOCYNACEAE

Vinca major
2020 Julia Markey
Vinca major
2020 Julie A. Kierstead
Vinca major
2021 Ron Vanderhoff

Xanthium spinosum    Spiny clotbur,  Spiny cockleburr
non-native
Annual herb

ASTERACEAE

Xanthium spinosum
2018 Joslyn Curtis
Xanthium spinosum
2014 Richard Spellenberg
Xanthium spinosum
2008 Neal Kramer