Draft Listing of Exotic Aquatic Plants Under Consideration for Approval for Sale in Texas

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is requesting input regarding this list from stakeholders who buy and sell exotic aquatic plants. Check a news release, the public comment page and the public hearing schedule for opportunities to comment.

Prepared June 7, 2010
Note: Names in bold are additions to February 17, 2010 list.

Freshwater Plants
Scientific name Common Name
Acorus calamus Green Sweet flag, Common Sweet Flag, Variegated Acorus, etc.
Acorus gramineus Japanese Sweet Flag, Grassy-leaved Sweet Flag
Acrostichum danaeifolium  
Alocasia amazonica  
Alternanthera ficoidea Cherry Hedge, Green Hedge, Joseph’s Coat, Bronze Hedge, etc.
Alternanthera reineckii Telanthera
Ammannia senegalensis Ammannia senegalensis
Anubias afzelii Congensis, Afzelli, etc.
Anubias barteri Barteri, Coffefolia, Nana, etc
Anubias congensis Congensis
Anubias gigantea  
Anubias gillettii  
Anubias gracilis  
Anubias heterophylla  
Anubias pynaertii  
Anubias var. ’frazeri’ Frazeri
Aponogeton boivinianus Boivinianus
Aponogeton capuronii
Aponogeton crispus  
Aponogeton distachyos Water Hawthorne bulbs, Cape pond weed
Aponogeton longiplumulosus
Aponogeton madagascariensis Madagascar lace plant
Aponogeton natans  
Aponogeton rigidifolius  
Aponogeton ulvaceus Aponogeton ulvaceus
Bacopa caroliniana  
Bacopa lanigera Hairy Bacopa
Bacopa lenagera Variegated Bacopa
Bacopa monniera  
Barclaya longifolia  
Baumea rubiginosa Golden Swords
Bletilla striata  
Blyxa auberti Blyxia auberti
Blyxa japonica Blyxia japonica
Bolbitis heteroclita Bolbitis heteroclita
Cabomba furcata Cabomba furcata
Caltha palustris Marsh Marigold
Cardamine lyrata Cardamine lyrata
Carex nigra Black Flowering Sedge
Ceratopteris thalictroides Water Sprite, Indian Fern Water Sprite, etc.
Chladophora aegagropila Moss Balls
Colocasia affinis  
Colocasia antiquorum Imperial Taro
Colocasia ’Elena’ Lime Green Taro
Colocasia esculenta Green Taro, Black Magic, Violet stemmed, Red, Rhubarb, Tea Cup
Colocasia illustris  
Crinum calamistratum Crinum calamistratum
Crinum natans Crinum natans
Crinum procerum  
Crinum thaianum Onion Plant
Cryptocoryne affinis Cryptocoryne affinis
Cryptocoryne albida Cryptocoryne albida
Cryptocoryne amicorum  
Cryptocoryne blassii  
Cryptocoryne ciliata Cryptocoryne ciliata
Cryptocoryne cordata  
Cryptocoryne crispatula  
Cryptocoryne gasseri  
Cryptocoryne griffithii  
Cryptocoryne huderoi  
Cryptocoryne lingua  
Cryptocoryne longicauda  
Cryptocoryne lutea Cryptocoryne lutea
Cryptocoryne moehlmannii  
Cryptocoryne nurii  
Cryptocoryne parva  
Cryptocoryne petchii  
Cryptocoryne pontederifolia  
Cryptocoryne retrospiralis  
Cryptocoryne siamensis  
Cryptocoryne spiralis Cryptocoryne spiralis
Cryptocoryne striolata  
Cryptocoryne sulphurea  
Cryptocoryne thwaitesii  
Cryptocoryne undulata  
Cryptocoryne villosa  
Cryptocoryne walkeri Cryptocoryne walkeri
Cryptocoryne wendtii Crypotocoryne wendtii, Green Wendtii, Red Wendtii, etc
Cryptocoryne usteriana  
Cyperus alternifolius Umbrella Palm, Dwarf Ubrella Palm, etc.
Cyperus giganteus Mexican Papyrus
Cyperus haspans  
Cyperus papyrus Giant Papyrus, Egyptian Paper
Cyperus percamentus Dwarf Mexican Papyrus
Didiplis diandra Diandra
Echinodorus amazonicus Amazon Sword
Echinodorus aschersonianus Echinodorus aschersonianus
Echinodorus barthii Red Melon Sword, Broadleaf Amazon Sword, etc.
Echinodorus berteroi  
Echinodorus bolivianus  
Echinodorus cordifolius Radican Sword
Echinodorus horizontalis  
Echinodorus martii  
Echinodorus osiris  
Echinodorus parviflorus  
Echinodorus portoalegrensis  
Echinodorus quadricostatus Broad Leaf Chain Sword
Echinodorus schlueteri Echinodorus schlueteri
Echinodorus subulatus  
Echinodorus tenellus Narrow Leaf Chain Sword
Echinodorus uruguayensis Uruguayensis Sword
Egeria densa Anacharis
Eleocharis acicularis  
Eleocharis tuberosa Chinese Water Chestnut Rush
Eriophorum angustifolium Cotton Grass
Eupatorium purpureum Joe Pye Weed, etc.
Glossostigma elatinoides Glossostigma elatinoides
Gymnocoronis spilanthoides Water Snowball
Hedychium coronarium Butterfly Ginger
Hemianthus callitrichoides Dwarf Baby Tears
Hemianthus micranthemoides Baby Tears
Hemigraphis exotica Purple Waffle
Heteranthera zosterifolia  
Hibiscus coccineus Red Water Hibiscus
Hibiscus spp. Fireball Hibiscus, Lord Baltimore Hibiscus, Moy Grande, etc.
Houttuynia cordata Houttuynia cordata, Chameleon Houttuynia, etc.
Hydrocleys nymphoides Venezuelan Water Poppy
Hydrocotyle leucocephala Brazilian Pennywort
Hydrocotyle verticillata  
Hydrotriche hottoniflora  
Hygrophila angustifolia Hygrophila angustifolia
Hygrophila difformis Wisteria, Water Wisteria
Iris ensata  
Iris laevigata Rabbit Ear Iris, etc.
Iris louisiana Purple Black Gamecock, etc.
Iris pseudacorus Yellow Iris, Double Yellow Iris, etc
Iris versicolor Blue Iris, Red Iris, etc
Isoetes lacustris  
Juncus glaucus Common Rush, Blue Rush, Juncus glauca
Lilaeopsis brasiliensis Micro Sword
Lilaeopsis carolinensis Giant Micro Sword, Lilaeopsis, etc
Limnophila hippuroides  
Ludwigia arcuata Needle Leaf Ludwigia
Ludwigia glandulosa Ludwigia Peruensis
Ludwigia inclinata  
Ludwigia repens Broad Leaf Ludwigia
Ludwigia sedioides  
Lysimachia nummularia Golden Lloydiella, Golden Creeping Jenny
Marsilea mutica Variegated Clover
Marsilea quadrifolia Four Leaf Clover
Mayaca fluviatillis  
Mentha aquatica Large Leaf Aquatic Mint, Aquatic Mint, Curly Water Mint, etc.
Menyanthes trifoliata Bog Bean
Micranthemum umbrosum  
Micromeria brownei  
Microsorium pteropus Java Fern, Narrow Leaf Java Fern, etc.
Myosotis scorpioides Water Forget-Me-Nots
Myriophyllum aquaticum Parrot’s Feather, Red Parrot’s Feather
Myriophyllum heterophyllum Dwarf Parrott’s Feather
Myriophyllum pinnatum  
Myriophyllum simulans  
Myriophyllum tuberculatum  
Najas gracillima  
Nelumbo nucifera East Indian Lotus, Oriental Lotus
Neptunia aquatica Sensitive Plant
Nesaea pedicellata Nesaea pedicellata
Nuphar japonica Japanise Spatterdock, Cape Fear MD Spatterdock
Nuphar lutea (Nymphaea avena, N. fluvialitis, N. Chartacea)
Nymphaea alba  
Nymphaea amazonum Amazon waterlily
Nymphaea caerulea Egyptian lotus
Nymphaea calliantha  
Nymphaea capensis Cape Blue waterlily
Nymphaea colorata  
Nymphaea daubenyana  
Nymphaea flavovirens  
Nymphaea gigantea  
Nymphaea lotus  
Nymphaea micrantha  
Nymphaea microsperma  
Nymphaea minuta  
Nymphaea pubescens  
Nymphaea rubra  
Nymphaea spontanea  
Nymphaea stellata  
Nymphaea tetragona  
Nymphaea togoensis  
Nymphoides aquatica  
Nymphoides cristata White Variegated Snowflake
Nymphoides geminata Yellow Snowflake
Nymphoides hydrocharioides
Oenanthe javanica Korean Sunrise, Variegated Water Celery
Phalaris arundinacea  
Physostegia leptophylla Florida Crypt, Obedient Plant
Pilea cadierei  
Pontederia dilatata Royal Blue Pickerel
Potamogeton gayi  
Ranunculus flammula Miniature Spearwort
Ranunculus rivularis Feather leaf Ranunculus
Regnellidium diphyllum Two Leaf Water Clover
Riccia fluitans  
Rotala macrandra  
Rotala nanjenshan Rotala nanjeshan
Rotala rotundifolia Rotala Indica
Rotala wallichii Rotala wallichii
Ruellia brittoniana Blue Bell
Sagittaria platyphylla  
Sagittaria subulata Dwarf Sagittaria, Narrow Leaf Sagittaria
Saururus chinensis Chinese Lizards Tail
Schoenoplectus lacustris Common club-rush
Shinnersia rivularis  
Thalia geniculata ruminoides Red Stemmed Thalia
Trapa bicornis Horn nut
Typha laxmannii Graceful Cattail
Typha minima Dwarf Cattail
Vallisneria nana Vallisneria nana
Vallisneria spiralis Italian Val, Leopard Vallisneria
Vesicularia dubyana Java Moss
Victoria cruziana  
Victoria regia  
Villarsia reniformis Yellow Marsh Flower
Wedelia trilobata Wedelia
Zantedeschia sp. Calla
Zephyranthes candida Dwarf Onion Plant, Pink Zephyr Lily, etc.
Zephyranthes grandiflora
Zosterella dubia
Saltwater/Marine Plants
Scientific name Common Name
Acanthophora spicifera  
Acetabularia crenulata  
Agardheilla sp. Agar Seaweed
Bryopsis pennata  
Caulerpa mexicana laxior  
Caulerpa mexicana pectinata  
Caulerpa prolifera  
Centroceras clavulatum  
Ceramium floridanum  
Cermium sp.  
Chaetomorpha sp. Spaghetti Algae, Green Hair Algae, Hair Algae
Cladophora fascicularis  
Codium taylori  
Cymopolia barbata  
Dictyota divaricata  
Entromorpha compressa  
Entromorpha flexuosa  
Gracilaria foliifera  
Gracilaria mammilaris  
Gracilaria verrucosa Red
Gracilaria verrucosa Green
Grateloupia filicina  
Gymnogongrus griffithsiae  
Halimeda incrassata  
Halimeda opuntia  
Hypnea cervicornia  
Hypnea musciformis  
Hypnea spinella  
Jania rubens  
Laurencia obtusa  
Padina vickersiae  
Penicillus capitatus  
Penicillus lamourouxii  
Pterocladia americana (Gelidium americanum)
Sargassum filipendula  
Sargassum natans  
Sargassum polyceratium  
Sargassum pteropleuron  
Spyridia aculeata  
Spyridia filamentosa  
Udotea conglutinata  
Udotea flabellium  
Ulva sp. Sea Lettuce
Ulva lactuca  
Ulva fasciata  
Ulva profunda  



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