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Appendix A, Massachusetts Prohibited Plant List

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Appendix A
Massachusetts Prohibited Plant List

**Effective 1/1/06: The importation of the plants listed below are banned by the listed (importation ban) date.  The one and three year propagation ban phase-out dates listed are allowed only on plants that have entered the state prior to the listed importation ban date and remain in the channels of trade within the Commonwealth.

NOTE: After the listed “propagation ban” date, the sale, trade, purchase, distribution and related activities for that plant are prohibited.

Latin Name Common Name Importation
Ban
Propagation
Ban
Acer platanoides Norway maple 7/1/06 1/1/09
Acer pseudoplatanus Sycamore maple 7/1/06 1/1/09
Aeginetia   1/1/06 1/1/06
Aegopodium podagraria Bishop's goutweed; bishop's weed; goutweed 7/1/06 1/1/09
Ageratina adenophora Crofton weed 1/1/06 1/1/06
Ailanthus altissima Tree of Heaven 1/1/06 1/1/06
Alectra Thunb.   1/1/06 1/1/06
Alliaria petiolata Garlic mustard 1/1/06 1/1/06
Alternanthera sessilis Sessile joyweed 1/1/06 1/1/06
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata Porcelain-berry; Amur peppervine 1/1/06 1/1/06
Anthriscus sylvestris Wild chervil 1/1/06 1/1/06
Arthraxon hispidus Hairy joint grass; jointhead; small carpetgrass 1/1/06 1/1/06
Asphodelus fistulosus Onion weed 1/1/06 1/1/06
Avena sterilis Animated oat 1/1/06 1/1/06
Azolla pinnata Mosquito fern 1/1/06 1/1/06
Berberis thunbergii Japanese Barberry 7/1/06 1/1/09
Berberis vulgaris Common barberry; European barberry 1/1/06 1/1/06
Cabomba caroliniana Carolina Fanwort; fanwort 1/1/06 1/1/06
Cardamine impatiens Bushy rock-cress; narrowleaf bittercress 1/1/06 1/1/06
Carex kobomugi Japanese sedge; Asiatic sand sedge 1/1/06 1/1/06
Carthamus oxyacantha Bieb. Wild safflower 1/1/06 1/1/06
Caulerpa taxifolia   1/1/06 1/1/06
Celastrus orbiculatus Oriental bittersweet; Asian or Asiatic bittersweet 1/1/06 1/1/06
Centaurea biebersteinii Spotted knapweed 1/1/06 1/1/06
Chrysopogon aciculatus Pilipiliula 1/1/06 1/1/06
Commelina benghalensis Benghal dayflower 1/1/06 1/1/06
Crupina vulgaris Common crupina 1/1/06 1/1/06
Cuscuta Dodder 1/1/06 1/1/06
Cynanchum louiseae Black Swallow-wort; Louise's swallow-wart; Autumn olive 1/1/06 1/1/06
Cynanchum rossicum European swallow-wort; 1/1/06 1/1/06
Digitaria abyssinica   1/1/06 1/1/06
Digitaria scalarum African couch grass 1/1/06 1/1/06
Digitaria velutina Velvet fingergrass 1/1/06 1/1/06
Latin Name Common Name Importation
Ban
Propagation
Ban
Drymaria arenarioides Alfombrilla 1/1/06 1/1/06
Egeria densa Brazilian waterweed; Brazilian eloda 1/1/06 1/1/06
Eichhornia azurea Anchored waterhyacinth 1/1/06 1/1/06
Elaeagnus umbellata Autumn Olive 1/1/06 1/1/06
Emex australis Three-cornered jack 1/1/06 1/1/06
Emex spinosa Devil's thorn 1/1/06 1/1/06
Epilobium hirsutum Hairy willow-herb; Codlins and Cream 1/1/06 1/1/06
Euonymus alatus Winged euonymus; Burning Bush 7/1/06 1/1/09
Euphorbia esula Leafy Spurge; Wolf's Milk 1/1/06 1/1/06
Euphorbia cyparissias Cypress spurge 1/1/06 1/1/06
Festuca filiformis Hair fescue; fineleaf sheep fescue 1/1/06 1/1/06
Frangula alnus European buckthorn; glossy buckthorn 1/1/06 1/1/06
Galega officinalis Goatsrue 1/1/06 1/1/06
Glaucium flavum Sea or horned poppy; yellow horn poppy 1/1/06 1/1/06
Glyceria maxima Tall mannagrass; reed mannagrass 1/1/06 1/1/06
Heracleum mantegazzianum Giant hogweed 1/1/06 1/1/06
Hesperis matronalis Dames Rocket 1/1/06 1/1/06
Homeria Cape tulip 1/1/06 1/1/06
Humulus japonicus Japanese hops 1/1/06 1/1/06
Hydrilla verticillata Hydrilla; water-thyme; Florida elodea 1/1/06 1/1/06
Hygrophila polysperma Miramar weed 1/1/06 1/1/06
Imperata brasiliensis Brazilian satintail 1/1/06 1/1/06
Ipomoea aquatica Chinese waterspinach *Permit required- contact Department *Permit required- contact Department
Iris pseudacorus Yellow iris 1/1/06 1/1/06
Ischaemum rugosum Murain-grass 7/1/06 1/1/07
Lagarosiphon major Oxygen weed 1/1/06 1/1/06
Lepidium latifolium Broad-leafed pepperweed; tall pepperweed 1/1/06 1/1/06
Leptochloa chinensis Asian sprangletop 1/1/06 1/1/06
Ligustrum obtusifolium Border privet 1/1/06 1/1/06
Limnophila sessiliflora Ambulia 1/1/06 1/1/06
Lonicera japonica Japanese honeysuckle 7/1/06 1/1/09
Lonicera maackii Amur honeysuckle 7/1/06 1/1/09
Lonicera morrowii Morrow’s honeysuckle 7/1/06 1/1/09
Lonicera tatarica Tatarian honeysuckle 7/1/06 1/1/09
Lonicera x bella [morrowii x
 tatarica]
Bell’s honeysuckle 7/1/06 1/1/09
Lycium ferrocissimum African boxthorn 1/1/06 1/1/06
Lysimachia nummularia Creeping jenny; moneywort 7/1/06 1/1/09
Lythrum salicaria Purple loosestrife 1/1/06 1/1/06
Melaleuca quinquenervia Melaleuca 1/1/06 1/1/06
Melastoma malabathricum   1/1/06 1/1/06
Microstegium vimineum Japanese stilt grass; Nepalese browntop 1/1/06 1/1/06
Mikania cordata Mile-a-minute 1/1/06 1/1/06
Mikania micrantha Mile-a-minute 1/1/06 1/1/06
Latin Name Common Name Importation
Ban
Propagation
Ban
Mimosa diplotricha   1/1/06 1/1/06
Mimosa invisa Giant sensitive plant 1/1/06 1/1/06
Mimosa pigra L. Catclaw mimosa 1/1/06 1/1/06
Miscanthus sacchariflorus Plume grass; Amur silvergrass 7/1/06 1/1/07
Monochoria hastata Monochoria 1/1/06 1/1/06
Monochoria vaginalis Pickerel weed 1/1/06 1/1/06
Myosotis scorpioides Forget-me-not 7/1/06 1/1/07
Myriophyllum aquaticum Parrot-feather; water-feather; Brazilian water-milfoil 1/1/06 1/1/06
Myriophyllum heterophyllum Variable water-milfoil; Two-leaved water-milfoil 1/1/06 1/1/06
Myriophyllum spicatum Eurasian or European water-milfoil; Spike water-milfoil 1/1/06 1/1/06
Najas minor Brittle water-nymph; lesser naiad 1/1/06 1/1/06
Nassella trichotoma Serrated tussock 1/1/06 1/1/06
Nymphoides peltata Yellow floating heart 1/1/06 1/1/06
Opuntia aurantiaca Jointed prickly pear 1/1/06 1/1/06
Orobanche L. Broomrape 1/1/06 1/1/06
Oryza longistaminata Red rice 1/1/06 1/1/06
Oryza punctata Red rice 1/1/06 1/1/06
Oryza rufipogon Griffiths Red rice 1/1/06 1/1/06
Ottelia alismoides Duck-lettuce 1/1/06 1/1/06
Paspalum scrobiculatum Kodo-millet 1/1/06 1/1/06
Pennisetum clandestinum Kikuyugrass 1/1/06 1/1/06
Pennisetum macrourum Trin. African feathergrass 1/1/06 1/1/06
Pennisetum pedicellatum Trin. Kyasuma-grass 1/1/06 1/1/06
Pennisetum polystachyon Missiongrass 1/1/06 1/1/06
Phalaris arundinacea Reed canary-grass 1/1/06 1/1/06
Phellodendron amurense Amur cork-tree 1/1/06 1/1/06
Phragmites australis Common reed 1/1/06 1/1/06
Polygonum cuspidatum Japanese knotweed; Japanese arrowroot 1/1/06 1/1/06
Polygonum perfoliatum Mile-a-minute vine or weed; Asiatic Tearthumb 1/1/06 1/1/06
Potamogeton crispus Crisped pondweed; curly pondweed 1/1/06 1/1/06
Prosopis pallida Kiawe 1/1/06 1/1/06
Prosopis reptans Tornillo 1/1/06 1/1/06
Prosopis strombulifera Argentine screwbean 1/1/06 1/1/06
Prosopis velutina   1/1/06 1/1/06
Pueraria montana Kudzu; Japanese arrowroot 1/1/06 1/1/06
Ranunculus ficaria Lesser celandine; fig buttercup 1/1/06 1/1/06
Ranunculus repens Creeping buttercup 1/1/06 1/1/06
Rhamnus cathartica Common buckthorn 1/1/06 1/1/06
Robinia pseudoacacia Black locust 1/1/06 1/1/06
Rorippa amphibia Water yellowcress; great yellowcress 1/1/06 1/1/06
Rosa multiflora Multiflora rose 1/1/06 1/1/06
Rottboellia cochinchinensis Itchgrass 1/1/06 1/1/06
Rubus fruticosus Wild blackberry complex 1/1/06 1/1/06
Rubus moluccanus Wild blackberry 1/1/06 1/1/06
Rubus phoenicolasius Wineberry; Japanese wineberry; wine raspberry 1/1/06 1/1/06
Latin Name Common Name Importation
Ban
Propagation
Ban
Saccharum spontaneum Wild sugarcane 1/1/06 1/1/06
Sagittaria sagittifolia Arrowhead 1/1/06 1/1/06
Salsola vermiculata Wormleaf salsola 1/1/06 1/1/06
Salvinia auriculata Giant salvinia 1/1/06 1/1/06
Salvinia biloba Giant salvinia 1/1/06 1/1/06
Salvinia herzogii de la Sota Giant salvinia 1/1/06 1/1/06
Salvinia molesta Giant salvinia 1/1/06 1/1/06
Senecio jacobaea Tansy ragwort; stinking Willie 1/1/06 1/1/06
Setaria pallidifusca Cattail grass 1/1/06 1/1/06
Setaria pumila   1/1/06 1/1/06
Solanum tampicense Wetland nightshade 1/1/06 1/1/06
Solanum torvum Turkeyberry 1/1/06 1/1/06
Solanum viarum Tropical soda apple 1/1/06 1/1/06
Sparganium erectum Exotic bur-reed 1/1/06 1/1/06
Spermacoce alata Borreria 1/1/06 1/1/06
Striga Lour. Witchweed 1/1/06 1/1/06
Trapa natans Water-chestnut 1/1/06 1/1/06
Tridax procumbens Coat buttons 1/1/06 1/1/06
Tussilago farfara Coltsfoot 1/1/06 1/1/06
Urochloa panicoides Liverseed grass 1/1/06 1/1/06