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Central Coast region priority species

A combination of eradication & surveillance target species lists for the Central Coast region (Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties).
19 PLANTS
Aegilops triuncialis    Barbed goatgrass
invasive non-native
Annual grass

POACEAE

Aegilops triuncialis
2019 Jim Xerogeanes
Aegilops triuncialis
2001 Joe DiTomaso
Aegilops triuncialis
2019 Paul Aigner

Asparagus asparagoides    African asparagus fern
invasive non-native
Vine

ASPARAGACEAE

Asparagus asparagoides
2017 B.J. Dion
Asparagus asparagoides
2019 Ron Vanderhoff
Asparagus asparagoides
2011 P.Roullard

Brachypodium sylvaticum    Slender false brome
invasive non-native
Perennial grass

POACEAE

Brachypodium sylvaticum
2018 Ecological Concerns Inc
Brachypodium sylvaticum
2016 Kathleen Dickey
Brachypodium sylvaticum
2017 Contractor MROSD

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 diffusa    Diffuse knapweed,  White knapweed
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

ASTERACEAE

Centaurea diffusa
2001 CDFA
Centaurea diffusa
2002 Molly Elizabeth Bagley
Centaurea diffusa
2001 CDFA

Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos    Spotted knapweed
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

ASTERACEAE

Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos
2005 Louis-M. Landry
Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos
2012 Zoya Akulova
Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos
2012 Zoya Akulova

Chondrilla juncea    Hogbite,  Skeleton weed
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

ASTERACEAE

Chondrilla juncea
2019 Aaron Echols
Chondrilla juncea
2017 Amanda Weiss
Chondrilla juncea
2015 John L. Thompson

Eichhornia crassipes    Common water hyacinth
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

PONTEDERIACEAE

Eichhornia crassipes
2009 Barry Rice
Eichhornia crassipes
2018 Rachelle Gray
Eichhornia crassipes
2016 DigiBirdTrek CA

Emex spinosa    Devil's thorn,  Spiny threecornerjack
invasive non-native
Annual herb

POLYGONACEAE

Emex spinosa
2017 Barbara Boethling
Emex spinosa
2015 Ron Vanderhoff
Emex spinosa
2016 Barbara Boethling

Fallopia japonica    Japanese knotweed
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

POLYGONACEAE

Fallopia japonica
2006 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Fallopia japonica
2011 Louis-M. Landry
Fallopia japonica
2018 John Malpas

Helichrysum petiolare    Licorice plant
invasive non-native
Shrub, Vine

ASTERACEAE

Helichrysum petiolare
2015 Nicholas Stevenson
Helichrysum petiolare
2015 Nicholas Stevenson
Helichrysum petiolare
2011 Daniel Gluesenkamp

Hydrilla verticillata    Hydrilla,  Waterthyme
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

HYDROCHARITACEAE

Hydrilla verticillata
2001 CDFA
Hydrilla verticillata
2001 CDFA
Hydrilla verticillata
2001 CDFA

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

Linaria dalmatica ssp. dalmatica    Dalmatian toadflax
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

PLANTAGINACEAE

Linaria dalmatica ssp. dalmatica
2006 Steven Thorsted
Linaria dalmatica ssp. dalmatica
2001 CDFA
Linaria dalmatica ssp. dalmatica
2001 CDFA

Lythrum salicaria    Purple loosestrife
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

LYTHRACEAE

Lythrum salicaria
2005 Louis-M. Landry
Lythrum salicaria
2009 Barry Rice
Lythrum salicaria
2005 Louis-M. Landry

Sesbania punicea    Rattlebox
invasive non-native
Shrub

FABACEAE

Sesbania punicea
2005 George W. Hartwell
Sesbania punicea
2013 Jean Pawek
Sesbania punicea
2016 Zoya Akulova

Spartina alterniflora    Salt water cord grass,  Smooth cordgrass
invasive non-native
Perennial grass

POACEAE

Spartina alterniflora
2009 Zoya Akulova
Spartina alterniflora
2010 Louis-M. Landry
Spartina alterniflora
2009 Zoya Akulova

Tamarix aphylla    Athel tamarisk,  Athel tree
invasive non-native
Tree

TAMARICACEAE

Tamarix aphylla
2000 Joe DiTomaso
Tamarix aphylla
2009 Neal Kramer
Tamarix aphylla
2000 Joe DiTomaso

Watsonia meriana    Bulbil bugle lily
invasive non-native
Perennial herb

IRIDACEAE

Watsonia meriana
2011 Vernon Smith
Watsonia meriana
2017 Juan de Dios Villarino
Watsonia meriana
2012 John Sayers