A weed of quarantine significance to Mexico, but not to the U.S.A. and Canada where it is established
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Name: Thlaspi arvense L.
Common Names: field pennycress or carraspique (Spanish); stinkweed
Thlaspi arvense is not present in Mexico but is considered a high risk for establishment.
Issues of Concern: Where established in the U.S.A (at least 48 states), this plant is considered an invasive weed. In Mexico, it has been intercepted in oat, barley, corn, sorghum, soy, wheat seeds and grass from the U.S., and in canola from Canada. A technical report (in Spanish) can be accessed below.
Throughout U.S.A. and Canada; British Isles; Europe to 79N; northern Africa; western Asia; Siberia; Japan
Quarantines: Considered a quarantine pest by Mexico
Plants Database (Search by Weed Name)
Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) Datasheet
Warning: The information in this archived item was not confirmed with the appropriate National Plant Protection Organization and is provided solely for informational purposes. Please use this information with caution.