AWRAC – Alberta Weed Regulatory Advisory Committee
Not yet Assessed List (for AWRAC consideration, shall be placed in the categories below) 

Common name Latin name Potential classification Notes/ Comments
Wild Parsnip Pastinaca sativa L. Not yet assessed recommended by AISC
Himalayan Knotweed Persicaria wallichii Greuter & Burdet  formerly Polygonum polystachyum Not yet assessed recommended by AISC

Previously considered and decided DO NOT regulate but introduction considered unlikely. New information.

Absinthe Artemisia absinthium Not yet assessed Agreed to be added for review at October 25, 2016 meeting.

Study List (species submitted for consideration of a Literature Review/Risk Assessment by AWRAC) 

Common name Latin name Potential classification Notes/ Comments
*Caraway Carum carvi L. Study list COMPLETED awaiting AWRAC decision.
*Russian olive Elaeagnus angustifolia L. Study list COMPLETED awaiting AWRAC decision.
**Thesium Thesium arvense Horvdtovszky Study list COMPLETED awaiting AWRAC decision

Prohibited Noxious List 

(proposed for recommending to the Agricultural Minister for adding to the provincial prohibited noxious list in 2014)

Common name Latin name Potential classification Notes/ Comments
African rue Peganum harmala L. Prohibited noxious risk assessment completed, meets criteria for regulation consideration
Alkali swainsonpea Sphaerophysa salsula (Pall.) DC. Prohibited noxious risk assessment completed, meets criteria for regulation consideration
Black swallow-wort Vincetoxicum nigrum formerly Cynanchum louiseae Prohibited noxious risk assessment completed, meet criteria for regulation consideration
European swallow-wort Vincetoxicum rossicum formerly Cynanchum rossicum Prohibited noxious risk assessment completed, meets criteria for regulation consideration
European hawkweed Hieracium sabaudum Prohibited noxious Need species specific assessment before can be considered for regulation
King-devil hawkweed Pilosella floribunda

formerly Hieracium floribundum

Prohibited noxious Need species specific assessment before can be considered for regulation
Queen-devil hawkweed Pilosella piloselloides subsp. praealta

formerly Hieracium praealtum

Prohibited noxious Need species specific assessment before can be considered for regulation
Smooth hawkweed Hieracium laevigatum Prohibited noxious Need species specific assessment before can be considered for regulation
Spotted hawkweed Hieracium maculatum Prohibited noxious Need species specific assessment before can be considered for regulation
Wall hawkweed Hieracium murorum Prohibited noxious Need species specific assessment before can be considered for regulation
Whiplash hawkweed Hieracium flagellare Prohibited noxious Need species specific assessment before can be considered for regulation
Wild carrot, Queen Anne’s lace Daucus carota Prohibited noxious risk assessment completed, meets criteria for regulation consideration
Jimsonweed, Devil’s Trumpet (added in 2016) Datura stramonium Prohibited noxious risk assessment completed, meets criteria for regulation consideration

Noxious List 

(proposed for recommending to the Agricultural Minister for adding to the provincial noxious list in 2014)

Common name Latin name Potential classification Notes/ Comments
Yellow-devil hawkweed Pilosella glomerata

formerly Hieracium glomeratum

Noxious meets criteria for regulation consideration

Do not Regulate List (assessed, but do not meet the criteria for a provincial regulation) 

Common name Latin name Potential classification
Clover dodder Cuscuta epithymum Do not regulate
European field pansy Viola arvensis Do not regulate
Flax dodder Cuscuta epilinum Do not regulate
Persian darnel Lolium persicum Do not regulate
Small-seed alfalfa dodder Cuscuta approximata Do not regulate
Cicer milkvetch Astragalus cicer L. Do not regulate
Cotoneaster Cotoneaster integerrimus Medik. Do not regulate