Terrestrial invasive species


Most of these invasive plant factsheets are created from the booklet Minnesota invasive non-native terrestrial plants, an identification guide for resource managers.

Check the additional resources and herbicides table for more information.

Invasive Plant Early Detection and Rapid Response

When new invasive species do reach an area we can minimize their impact through early detection and rapid response. By finding and treating invasive plant populations while they are small, we have a better chance of controlling the population. The larger the infestation the greater the control costs in time and money. There are invasive species that are known to cause large impacts elsewhere in the Midwest, but are not yet widely distributed or present in Minnesota. By finding and treating populations of these species while they are small, we can protect Minnesota from their impacts.

See the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Terrestrial Invasive Plant Early Detection Program and the MDA Prohibited Noxious Weed Eradicate List for target species that are not yet widely distributed in Minnesota (the "Eradicate List" section in "Minnesota Noxious Weeds PDF icon This link leads to an external site." by MN DOT also gives ID information). The Early Detection site also provides links to maps of these species in Minnesota and allows you to share information about locations of these invasive species. Criteria for early detection target species are non-native, invasive plants with limited distribution in Minnesota that are assessed as high risk.

Other Terrestrial Plant Early Detection Targets:

Invasive species either not present in Minnesota or with a limited distribution in Minnesota:

Please report early detection invasive plants