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North Sierra region priority species

These species are top priority surveillance and eradication species for the 6 county (Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, Yuba and Butte) North Sierra region, plus 5 forest health species for which we're working on leading edge/isolated populations. The 5 forest health species are: Genista monspessulana, Cytisus scoparius, Spartium junceum, Onopordum acanthium and Sesbania punicea.
20 PLANTS
Acroptilon repens    Russian knapweed
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

ASTERACEAE

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

Carduus acanthoides    Plumeless thistle,  Spiny plumeless thistle
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

ASTERACEAE

Carduus acanthoides
2001 CDFA
Carduus acanthoides
2010 Dr.Thomas K. Voekler
Carduus acanthoides
2001 CDFA

Carthamus lanatus    Woolly distaff thistle
invasive non-native
Annual herb

ASTERACEAE

Carthamus lanatus
2019 Lenihan Mazur
Carthamus lanatus
2019 Danielle Carney
Carthamus lanatus
2008 Eric Wrubel

Centaurea calcitrapa    Purple star thistle,  Red star thistle
invasive non-native
Annual, Perennial herb

ASTERACEAE

Centaurea calcitrapa
2005 Luigi Rignanese
Centaurea calcitrapa
2008 Neal Kramer
Centaurea calcitrapa
2019 MCOSD EDRR

Centaurea virgata ssp. squarrosa    Squarrose knapweed
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

ASTERACEAE

Centaurea virgata ssp. squarrosa
2002 Molly Elizabeth Bagley
Centaurea virgata ssp. squarrosa
2013 Gerald Carr
Centaurea virgata ssp. squarrosa
2013 Gerald Carr

Cortaderia jubata    Pampas grass,  Purple pampas grass
invasive non-native
Perennial grass

POACEAE

Cortaderia jubata
2008 Neal Kramer
Cortaderia jubata
2001 Tony Morosco
Cortaderia jubata
2017 Lynn Overtree

Cynara cardunculus    Artichoke thistle,  Cardoon
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

ASTERACEAE

Cynara cardunculus
2018 Kalee Koeslag
Cynara cardunculus
2017 James Bailey
Cynara cardunculus
2009 Neal Kramer

Elaeagnus angustifolia    Oleaster,  Russian olive
invasive non-native
Tree, Shrub

ELAEAGNACEAE

Elaeagnus angustifolia
2010 Neal Kramer
Elaeagnus angustifolia
2014 Zoya Akulova
Elaeagnus angustifolia
2008 Louis-M. Landry

Euphorbia virgata    Leafy spurge
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

EUPHORBIACEAE

Euphorbia virgata
2001 CDFA
Euphorbia virgata
2001 CDFA
Euphorbia virgata
© 2001 CDFA

Halogeton glomeratus    Halogeton,  Saltlover
invasive non-native
Annual herb

CHENOPODIACEAE

Halogeton glomeratus
2010 Steve Matson
Halogeton glomeratus
2010 Neal Kramer
Halogeton glomeratus
2010 Neal Kramer

Isatis tinctoria    Dyer's woad,  Dyers woad
invasive non-native
Biennial, Perennial herb

BRASSICACEAE

Isatis tinctoria
2005 Luigi Rignanese
Isatis tinctoria
2019 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Isatis tinctoria
2019 Julie Kierstead Nelson

Kochia scoparia    Common red sage,  Mexican fireweed,  Summer cypress
invasive non-native
Annual herb

CHENOPODIACEAE

Kochia scoparia
2014 Zoya Akulova
Kochia scoparia
2014 Zoya Akulova
Kochia scoparia
2012 Jean Pawek

Limnobium laevigatum    West indian spongeplant
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

HYDROCHARITACEAE


Pennisetum setaceum    Crimson fountaingrass,  Fountaingrass
invasive non-native
Perennial grass

POACEAE

Pennisetum setaceum
2006 Chris Wagner, SBNF
Pennisetum setaceum
2015 Keir Morse
Pennisetum setaceum
2018 James Bailey

Ricinus communis    Castor bean,  Castorbean
invasive non-native
Shrub

EUPHORBIACEAE

Ricinus communis
2017 b potts
Ricinus communis
2013 Keir Morse
Ricinus communis
2017 Henry DiRocco

Salvia aethiopis    Mediterranean sage
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

LAMIACEAE

Salvia aethiopis
2001 CDFA
Salvia aethiopis
2018 Matt Berger
Salvia aethiopis
2001 CDFA

Senecio jacobaea    Stinking willie,  Tansy ragwort
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

ASTERACEAE

Senecio jacobaea
2018 Jennifer Mo
Senecio jacobaea
2014 Richard Spellenberg
Senecio jacobaea
2019 Richard Spellenberg

Stipa manicata    Andean tussockgrass
invasive non-native
Perennial grass

POACEAE

Stipa manicata
2011 Eric Wrubel, NPS
Stipa manicata
2018 Eitan Kiin (MCOSD Restoration Crew)
Stipa manicata
2011 Eric Wrubel, NPS

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

Ulex europaeus    Common gorse
invasive non-native
Shrub

FABACEAE

Ulex europaeus
2006 David A. Tharp
Ulex europaeus
2011 Zoya Akulova
Ulex europaeus
2008 Zoya Akulova