Minnesota Invasive Plants


Stop the spread of invasive species!

Please remember to clean all gear (shoes, 4-wheeler tires, boats, fishing lines, etc.) on the way in and out of natural areas to make sure you’re not spreading anything. Many invasives are tiny—even microscopic—at certain stages in their life cycles.

Check in & out every time with a magnifying glass over invasive species/germs with a slash "not wanted" symbol over the top

The below list of plants links to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website. Click on the plant name to learn identification, distribution, impacts, management, regulatory status, and native plant alternatives for those species. A  booklet-style guide of invasive plants is linked below the table. The asterisk (*) indicates plants where early detection is most important.

Ramsey County’s Most Invasive Plants