Invasive terrestrial plants

Why should I care about invasive plants?

Management recommendations

Try the interactive Invasive Plant Control Database (by the Midwest Invasive Plant Network and the University of Wisconsin). It allows you to specify the species of interest, the time of year of treatment, the habitat, and other customizations.

Plant disposal recommendations

See the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Guide to Removal and Disposal of Noxious Weeds in Minnesota.

Identification guides

Invasive terrestrial plants

This 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.

*Indicates early detection of invasive terrestrial plants

Flowering plants


Trees and shrubs