Terrestrial invasive species

Invasive species fact sheets


Invasive terrestrial plants

Identification Guides

The list below is an educational list of plants that can be invasive in natural areas.  Some plants are regulated by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture as Noxious Weeds and that is noted in their descriptions.

*Early detection of invasive terrestrial plants

Amur maple

Amur maple

Amur silver grass

Amur silver grass

Birdsfoot trefoil

Birdsfoot trefoil

Black locust

Black locust

Black swallow-wort*

Black swallow-wort*

British yellowhead*

British yellowhead*

Buckthorn

Buckthorn

Bull thistle

Bull thistle

Butter and eggs

Butter and eggs

Canada thistle

Canada thistle

Common tansy

Common tansy

Common teasel*

Common teasel*

Cow vetch and hairy vetch

Cow vetch and hairy vetch

Creeping Charlie

Creeping Charlie

Crown vetch or axseed

Crown vetch or axseed

Cut-leaved teasel*

Cut-leaved teasel*

Dalmatian toadflax*

Dalmatian toadflax*

Exotic honeysuckles

Exotic honeysuckles

Garlic mustard

Garlic mustard

Giant hogweed*

Giant hogweed*

Grecian foxglove*

Grecian foxglove*

Hoary alyssum

Hoary alyssum

Japanese barberry

Japanese barberry

Japanese hedge parsley*

Japanese hedge parsley*

Japanese hops*

Japanese hops*

Japanese knotweed

Japanese knotweed

Leafy spurge

Leafy spurge

Meadow knapweed*

Meadow knapweed*

Multiflora rose

Multiflora rose

Musk or nodding thistle

Musk or nodding thistle

Narrowleaf bittercress*

Narrowleaf bittercress*

Norway maple

Norway maple

Orange hawkweed

Orange hawkweed

Oriental bittersweet*

Oriental bittersweet*

Oxeye daisy

Oxeye daisy

Perennial sow thistle

Perennial sow thistle

Poison hemlock

Poison hemlock

Queen Ann's lace

Queen Ann's lace

Reed canary grass

Reed canary grass

Russian olive

Russian olive

Siberian elm

Siberian elm

Siberian peashrub

Siberian peashrub

Smooth brome grass

Smooth brome grass

Spotted knapweed

Spotted knapweed

Tree of heaven*

Tree of heaven*

White and yellow sweet clover

White and yellow sweet clover

Wild parsnip

Wild parsnip

Yellow iris

Yellow iris

Yellow star thistle*

Yellow star thistle*