Eliminating highly damaging invasive plant species before they become widespread prevents ecological and economic damage. The species on the target invasive plant list have limited distributions in Minnesota. It is feasible to control them before they proliferate by continuing the strategic effort initiated in Phase 1.

All target species are prohibited noxious and invasive weeds on the eradicate list.

Species List

Our long term goal is to eradicate these problematic species from Minnesota to protect forest and grassland habitats. Please click on each image below for a link to the species page that describes the plant characteristics, means of spread and distribution, and management.

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Black Swallow-wort
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Dalmatian Toadflax
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Common Teasel
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Cutleaf Teasel
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Grecian Foxglove
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Japanese Hops
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Brown Knapweed
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Meadow Knapweed
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Oriental Bittersweet
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Palmer Amaranth
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Poison Hemlock

 

Poison Hemlock was added to the project in 2017. Infestations of poison hemlock are increasing in Minnesota but are still small and easily treatable populations.