The Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has designated the following plants as noxious aquatic weeds:

(1)           Species Listed on the Federal Noxious Weed List.

Azolla pinnata R. Brown - Pinnate mosquitofern

Eichhornia azurea (Sw.) Kunth - Anchored waterhyacinth

Hydrilla verticillata (L.f.) Royle - Hydrilla

Hygrophila polysperma (roxb.) T. Anderson - Indian hygrophila

Ipomoea aquatica Forsk. - Swamp morning glory, water spinach

Lagarosiphon major (Ridley) Moss - African elodea

Limnophila sessiliflora (Vahl) Blume-Limnophila

Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) Blake-Melalucea

Monochoria hastata (L.) Solms - Arrowleaved monochoria

Monochoria vaginalis (Burm. f.) Kunth - Monochoria

Sagittaria sagittifolia L. - Arrowhead

Salvinia auriculata Aubl. - Giant salvinia

Salvinia biloba Raddi - Giant salvinia

Salvinia herzogii de la Sota - Giant salvinia

Salvinia molesta Mitch. - Giant salvinia

Sparganium erectum L. - Branched burreed

Stratiotes aloides L. - Crab's claw, Water-aloe

(2)           Additional species.

Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.) Griseb - Alligatorweed

Crassula helmsii (Kirk) - Swamp stonecrop

Egeria densa Planch. - Brazilian elodea, Anacharis

Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms. –Water hyacinth

Lagarosiphon spp. (All species) - African elodea

Ludwigia hexapetala (Hooker & Arnott) Zardi. - Uruguay waterprimrose, Creeping waterprimrose

Lythrum salicaria L. - Purple loosestrife

Myriophyllum aquaticum (Vell.) Verdc. - Parrotfeather

Myriophyllum spicatum L. - Eurasian watermilfoil

Najas minor All. - Brittleleaf naiad, Slender naiad

Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud. - Common reed

Pistia stratiotes L. - Water lettuce

Salvinia spp. (All except S. rotundifolia) - Water fern

Trapa spp. (All species) - Water chestnut


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A-222;

Eff. September 1, 1992;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2006;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. February 16, 2019.