Database Search

How would you like to search for weed information?

By name of weed

Show weeds whose scientific name or common name contains:

Alternately, you may browse by common name or browse by scientific name.

By County

Show weeds found in county.
(Note that we do not have distribution data for all weeds.)

By the characteristics of the weed

Select the type of weed you are trying to identify:

Cacti
These are spine-covered plants with succulent stems. Green leaves are usually absent. Flowers are typically showy and have numerous waxy petals.
Forb
These herbaceous (non-woody) plants typically produce noticeable flowers. Leaves are often broad with netted veins, but they may also be narrow and veinless.
Grass
These herbaceous (non-woody) plants lack noticeable flowers. The leaves are ribbon-like with parallel veins, and are often tightly rolled.
Woody
Trees, shrubs, and sub-shrubs with obvious woody stems that persist year after year.

(In step two, you will be able to define more characteristics of the weed.)

By New Mexico noxious weed classification

Show weeds whose NM noxious weed classification is:

Class "A"
Species currently are not present, or have limited distribution in the state; preventing new infestations and eradicating current infestations is a high priority.
Class "B"
Species are limited to portions of the state. In areas that are not infested, weeds should be treated as Class A; in infested areas, containment and prevention of spread are the priority.
Class "C"
Species are widespread throughout the state. Management decisions should be made at a local level based on the feasibility of control and level of infestation.

(Note that not all weeds have a classification, and there may be weeds on the NM list that are not in our database.)