Exotic & Invasive Plants
"DETRIMENTAL PLANTS" ( IC 15-16-8-1 )
- Includes all noxious weeds, "and, in residential areas only, noxious weeds and rank vegetation. The term does not include agricultural crops."
- Plants that are "not native" to the area under consideration.
"EXOTIC WEED" ( IC 14-8-2-87.5 )
- a weed that is not native to Indiana.
- Plants, native or exotic, with an exceptional ability to establish and to take over existing vegetation.
"NOXIOUS WEEDS" ( IC 15-16-7-2 )
- (1) Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense). (2) Johnson grass and Sorghum almum (Sorghum halepense).
(3) Bur cucumber (Sicyos angulatus).
(4) Shattercane ( Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench spp. drummondii (Steud.) deWet).
"WEED" ( IC 14-8-2-316 )
- Any plant that is competitive, persistent, pernicious, and interferes with human activity, and as a result is undesirable.
JURISDICTIONS IN INDIANA
WEED SEEDS ( IC 15-15-1-25 )
- Indiana State Seed Commissioner (sets noxious weed lists)
WEEDS ON RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAYS ( IC 8-3-7-1&2 )
COUNTY WEED CONTROL BOARDS ( IC 15-16-7 )
- Noxious weeds and marijuana
TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES ( IC 15-16-8-4 )
- Detrimental plants
PLANTS OF REGULATORY CONCERN IN INDIANA
(Plants that are managed, by law, in Indiana)
- BRAZILIAN ELODEA
- PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE ( IC 14-24-12-7 )
- MULTIFLORA ROSE ( IC 14-24-12-5 )
- JOHNSON GRASS ( IC 15-16-9 )
- MARIJUANA ( IC 15-16-7-8 )
- CANADA THISTLE
- BUR CUCUMBER
- SORGHUM ALMUM
INVASIVE PLANT EDUCATION LIST
(A working list of plants that have shown invasive tendencies in Indiana, but are not regulated or proposed for regulation at this time)