Species found in Minnesota

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Please note that all of the species may not be a problem in Minnesota but are exotic to the U.S. and listed as a problem somewhere in the U.S.


Plants - 395 Species

Subject Name Scientific Name Number of Counties
Canada thistle Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop. 87
yellow sweet-clover Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam. 87
smooth brome Bromus inermis Leyss. 86
leafy spurge Euphorbia esula L. 85
reed canarygrass Phalaris arundinacea L. 85
European buckthorn Rhamnus cathartica L. 85
western salsify Tragopogon dubius Scop. 85
bull thistle Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten. 84
black medic Medicago lupulina L. 83
lambsquarters Chenopodium album L 82
timothy Phleum pratense L. 82
perennial sowthistle Sonchus arvensis L. 82
common yarrow Achillea millefolium L. 80
purple loosestrife Lythrum salicaria L. 80
red clover Trifolium pratense L. 80
wild buckwheat Fallopia convolvulus L. 79
birdsfoot trefoil Lotus corniculatus L. 79
white clover Trifolium repens L. 77
shepherd's-purse Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik. 76
bush honeysuckles (exotic) Lonicera spp. L. 75
Canada bluegrass Poa compressa L. 75
yellow foxtail Setaria pumila (Poir.) Roemer & J.A. Schultes 75
common mullein Verbascum thapsus L. 75
white campion Silene latifolia Poir. 74
quackgrass Elymus repens (L.) Gould 73
green foxtail Setaria viridis (L.) Beauv. 73
redtop Agrostis gigantea Roth 72
common burdock Arctium minus Bernh. 72
curly-leaved pondweed Potamogeton crispus L. 70
Siberian elm Ulmus pumila L. 69
European cranberrybush Viburnum opulus L. 68
creeping bentgrass Agrostis stolonifera L. 67
hedge bindweed Calystegia sepium (L.) R. Br 67
American mannagrass Glyceria grandis var. grandis S. Watson 67
European common reed Phragmites australis subsp. australis (Cavanilles) Trinius ex Steudel 67
broadleaf plantain Plantago major L. 67
hoary alyssum Berteroa incana (L.) DC 66
Tatarian honeysuckle Lonicera tatarica L. 66
pineapple-weed Matricaria discoidea DC. 66
black bindweed Polygonum convolvulus var. convolvulus L. 66
wild parsnip Pastinaca sativa L. 65
ladysthumb Persicaria maculosa S.F. Gray 65
bristlegrass Setaria spp. Beauv. 65
cypress spurge Euphorbia cyparissias L. 64
alfalfa Medicago sativa L. 63
catnip Nepeta cataria L. 63
common ragweed Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. 62
white sweetclover Melilotus album Medikus 62
bladder campion Silene latifolia ssp. alba (Mill.) Greuter & Burdet 62
wallflower mustard Erysimum cheiranthoides L 61
curly dock Rumex crispus L. 61
alsike clover Trifolium hybridum L. 61
motherwort Leonurus cardiaca L. 60
curly dock Rumex crispus ssp. crispus L. 60
bittersweets Celastrus spp. L. 59
common mouse-ear chickweed Cerastium fontanum Baumg. 59
big chickweed Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare (Hartman) Greuter & Burdet 59
purple crown-vetch Securigera varia (L.) Lassen 58
Russian-thistle Salsola tragus L. 57
common dandelion Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale F.H. Wigg. 57
asparagus Asparagus officinalis L. 56
ground ivy Glechoma hederacea L. 55
sulfur cinquefoil Potentilla recta L. 55
field pennycress Thlaspi arvense L. 55
European sticktight Lappula squarrosa (Retz.) Dumort. 54
yellow toadflax Linaria vulgaris P. Mill. 54
narrow-leaved cattail Typha angustifolia L. 54
barnyardgrass Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) Beauv 53
stinkgrass Eragrostis cilianensis (All.) Vign. ex Janchen 53
tumble mustard Sisymbrium altissimum L. 52
red sorrel Rumex acetosella L. 51
green bristlegrass Setaria viridis var. viridis (L.) P. Beauv. 51
glossy buckthorn Frangula alnus Mill. 50
wild mustard Sinapis arvensis L. 50
absinth wormwood Artemisia absinthium L. 49
narrowleaf hawksbeard Crepis tectorum L. 49
oxeye daisy Leucanthemum vulgare Lam. 48
spotted knapweed Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos (Gugler) Hayek 47
prickly lettuce Lactuca serriola L. 46
cheatgrass Bromus tectorum L. 45
musk thistle Carduus nutans L. 45
dames rocket Hesperis matronalis L. 45
showy fly honeysuckle, Bell's honeysuckle Lonicera x bella Zabel [morrowii × tatarica] 45
marshpepper smartweed Polygonum hydropiper L. 45
common purslane Portulaca oleracea L. 45
common chickweed Stellaria pallida (Dumort.) Crépin 43
Amur maple Acer ginnala Maxim. 42
yellow rocket Barbarea vulgaris Ait. f. 42
smooth crabgrass Digitaria ischaemum (Schreb.) Schreb. ex Muhl. 42
hairy vetch Vicia villosa Roth 42
Siberian peashrub Caragana arborescens Lam. 41
Morrow's honeysuckle Lonicera morrowii Gray 41
common tansy Tanacetum vulgare L. 41
spiny plumeless thistle Carduus acanthoides L. 40
Eurasian water-milfoil Myriophyllum spicatum L. 40
stinking chamomile Anthemis cotula L 38
marijuana Cannabis sativa L 38
silvery cinquefoil Potentilla argentea L. 38
bouncingbet Saponaria officinalis L. 38
field bindweed Convolvulus arvensis L. 37
Russian olive Elaeagnus angustifolia L. 37
giant foxtail Setaria faberi Herrm. 36
redroot pigweed Amaranthus retroflexus L. 35
large hop clover Trifolium campestre Schreb. 34
field brome Bromus arvensis L. 33
bittersweet nightshade Solanum dulcamara L. 33
field thistle Cirsium discolor (Muhl. ex Willd.) Spreng 32
giant chickweed Myosoton aquaticum (L.) Moench 32
common chickweed Stellaria media (L.) Vill. 32
cow vetch Vicia cracca ssp. tenuifolia (Roth) Gaudin 32
orchardgrass Dactylis glomerata L. 31
Russian knapweed Rhaponticum repens (L.) Hidalgo 31
biennial wormwood Artemisia biennis Willd 30
common hempnettle Galeopsis tetrahit L. 30
tall buttercup Ranunculus acris L. 30
spiny sowthistle Sonchus asper (L.) Hill 30
garlic mustard Alliaria petiolata (Bieb.) Cavara & Grande 29
Queen Anne's lace, wild carrot Daucus carota L. 29
common St. Johnswort Hypericum perforatum L. 29
annual bluegrass Poa annua L. 29
rabbitfoot clover Trifolium arvense L. 29
common caraway Carum carvi L. 28
common flax Linum usitatissimum L. 28
white willow Salix alba L. 28
velvetleaf Abutilon theophrasti Medik 27
prostrate pigweed Amaranthus blitoides S. Wats 27
oakleaf goosefoot Chenopodium glaucum L. 27
large crabgrass Digitaria sanguinalis (L.) Scop 27
dog mustard Erucastrum gallicum (Willd.) O.E. Schulz 27
Mexican fireweed Kochia scoparia (L.) A.J. Scott 27
white mulberry Morus alba L. 27
nightflowering catchfly Silene noctiflora L. 27
rock dandelion Taraxacum laevigatum (Willd.) DC. 27
Venice mallow Hibiscus trionum L. 26
hedge mustard Sisymbrium officinale (L.) Scop. 26
perennial ryegrass Lolium perenne L. 24
watercress Nasturtium officinale R. Brown 24
creeping bellflower Campanula rapunculoides L. 23
Deptford pink Dianthus armeria L. 22
orange hawkweed Hieracium aurantiacum L. 22
prostrate knotweed Polygonum aviculare L. 22
crested wheatgrass Agropyron cristatum (L.) Gaertn. 21
chicory Cichorium intybus L. 21
low cudweed Gnaphalium uliginosum L. 21
common mallow Malva neglecta Wallr. 21
buckhorn plantain Plantago lanceolata L. 21
cereal rye Secale cereale L. 21
plumeless thistle Carduus spp. L. 20
narrowleaf dock Rumex stenophyllus Ledeb. 20
slender Russian thistle Salsola collina Pallas 20
cowcockle Vaccaria hispanica (P. Mill.) 20
flixweed Descurainia sophia (L.) Webb ex Prantl 19
Elaeagnus Elaeagnus spp. L. 19
oat Avena sativa L. 18
houndstongue Cynoglossum officinale L. 18
Amur silvergrass Miscanthus sacchariflorus (Maxim.) Franch. 18
bladder campion Silene vulgaris (Moench) Garcke 18
annual sowthistle Sonchus oleraceus L. 18
meadow salsify Tragopogon lamottei L. 18
common vetch Vicia sativa Linnaeus 18
corn cockle Agrostemma githago L 17
wild oat Avena fatua L. 17
black mustard Brassica nigra (L.) W.D.J. Koch 17
buckwheat Fagopyrum esculentum Moench 17
Japanese knotweed Fallopia japonica (Houttuyn) Ronse-Decraene 17
meadow fescue Festuca pratensis Huds. 17
thymeleaf speedwell Veronica serpyllifolia L. 17
Japanese barberry Berberis thunbergii DC. 16
birdsrape mustard Brassica rapa L. 16
smallseed falseflax Camelina microcarpa DC. 16
hairy galinsoga Galinsoga quadriradiata Cav 16
halberdleaf orach Atriplex patula L. 15
babysbreath Gypsophila paniculata L 15
laurel willow Salix pentandra L. 15
hop clover Trifolium aureum Pollich 15
crack willow Salix fragilis L. 14
bristly foxtail Setaria verticillata (L.) Beauv. 14
true forget-me-not Myosotis scorpioides L. 13
Indian mustard Brassica juncea (L.) Czern 12
Italian ryegrass Festuca perennis (L.) Columbus & J.P. Sm. 12
paradise apple Malus pumila P. Mill. 12
European mountain-ash Sorbus aucuparia L. 12
flowering-rush Butomus umbellatus L. 11
oriental bittersweet Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. 11
cutleaf teasel Dipsacus laciniatus L. 11
creeping yellow loosestrife, creeping Jenney Lysimachia nummularia L. 11
common lilac Syringa vulgaris L. 11
mayweed Tripleurospermum maritimum ssp. inodorum (L.) Appleq. 11
witch's moneybags Hylotelephium telephium ssp. telephium (L.) H. Ohba 10
live-forever stonecrop Hylotelephium telephium (L.) H. Ohba 10
yellow iris Iris pseudacorus L. 10
white poplar Populus alba L. 10
multiflora rose Rosa multiflora Thunb. 10
longleaf dock Rumex longifolius DC. 10
false spiraea Sorbaria sorbifolia (L.) A. Braun 10
garden vetch Vicia sativa ssp. nigra (L.) Ehrh. 10
meadow foxtail Alopecurus pratensis Linnaeus 9
dwarf snapdragon Chaenorhinum minus (L.) Lange 9
lily of the valley Convallaria majalis L. 9
tall fescue Festuca arundinacea Schreb. 9
smallflower galinsoga Galinsoga parviflora Cav. 9
cranberry vibrunum, European highbush cranberry Viburnum opulus ssp. opulus Linnaeus 9
bird vetch Vicia cracca L. 9
pansy Viola tricolor L. 9
diffuse knapweed Centaurea diffusa Lam. 8
tawny daylily Hemerocallis fulva (L.) L. 8
common wheat Triticum aestivum L. 8
wild-proso millet Panicum miliaceum L. 7
canarygrass Phalaris canariensis L. 7
creeping buttercup Ranunculus repens L. 7
cultivated currant Ribes rubrum L. 7
Seaside rose Rosa rugosa Thunb. 7
broadleaf dock Rumex obtusifolius L. 7
common groundsel Senecio vulgaris L. 7
common valerian Valeriana officinalis L. 7
Norway maple Acer platanoides L. 6
rye brome Bromus secalinus L. 6
largeseed falseflax Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz 6
common viper's bugloss Echium vulgare L. 6
kingdevil hawkweed Hieracium piloselloides Vill. 6
radish Raphanus sativus L. 6
cornflower Centaurea cyanus L. 5
greater celandine Chelidonium majus L. 5
Asiatic dayflower Commelina communis L. 5
jimsonweed Datura stramonium L. 5
meadow hawkweed Hieracium caespitosum Dumort. 5
barley Hordeum vulgare L. 5
nipplewort Lapsana communis L. 5
Dalmatian toadflax Linaria dalmatica (L.) P. Mill. 5
dalmatian toadflax Linaria dalmatica ssp. dalmatica (L.) P. Mill. 5
onerow yellowcress Nasturtium microphyllum Boenn. ex Rchb. 5
Norway spruce Picea abies (L.) Karst. 5
roughstalk bluegrass Poa trivialis L. 5
wild radish Raphanus raphanistrum L. 5
foxtail millet Setaria italica (L.) Beauv. 5
garden catchfly Silene armeria L. 5
field sowthistle Sonchus arvensis ssp. arvensis L. 5
red sandspurry Spergularia rubra (L.) J. Presl & C. Presl 5
claspleaf twistedstalk Streptopus amplexifolius (L.) DC. 5
corn speedwell Veronica arvensis L. 5
sneezewort yarrow Achillea ptarmica L. 4
goutweed Aegopodium podagraria L. 4
water foxtail Alopecurus geniculatus L. 4
dill Anethum graveolens L. 4
thymeleaf sandwort Arenaria serpyllifolia L. 4
narrowleaf bittercress Cardamine impatiens L. 4
goosegrass Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn. 4
redstem stork's bill Erodium cicutarium ssp. cicutarium (L.) L'Hér. ex Aiton 4
redstem filaree Erodium cicutarium (L.) L'Hér. ex Ait. 4
giant knotweed Fallopia sachalinensis (F. Schmidt) Ronse-Decraene 4
yellow bedstraw Galium verum L. 4
giant hogweed Heracleum mantegazzianum Sommier & Levier 4
elecampane Inula helenium L. 4
field pepperweed Lepidium campestre (L.) Ait. f. 4
longleaf speedwell Pseudolysimachion longifolium (L.) Opiz 4
weeping alkaligrass Puccinellia distans (Jacq.) Parl. 4
corn spurry Spergula arvensis L. 4
little starwort Stellaria graminea L. 4
Japanese hedge-parsley Torilis japonica (Houtt.) DC. 4
yellow alyssum Alyssum alyssoides (L.) L 3
small bugloss Anchusa arvensis (L.) Bieb 3
mugwort Artemisia vulgaris L. 3
twoscale saltbush Atriplex micrantha Ledeb. 3
common barberry Berberis vulgaris L 3
bur buttercup Ceratocephala testiculata (Crantz) Bess. 3
poison-hemlock Conium maculatum L. 3
Grecian foxglove Digitalis lanata Ehrh. 3
autumn olive Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb. 3
winged burning bush Euonymus alatus (Thunb.) Sieb. 3
sheep fescue Festuca trachyphylla (Hack.) Krajina nom. illeg. 3
tall morningglory Ipomoea purpurea (L.) Roth 3
bluebuttons Knautia arvensis (L.) Coult. 3
henbit Lamium amplexicaule L. 3
spearmint Mentha spicata L. 3
gingermint Mentha x gracilis Sole (pro sp.) [arvensis × spicata] 3
ball mustard Neslia paniculata (L.) Desv. 3
Scots pine Pinus sylvestris L. 3
bristly locust Robinia hispida L. 3
yellow fieldcress Rorippa sylvestris (L.) Bess. 3
hairy nightshade Solanum physalifolium Rusby 3
moist sowthistle Sonchus arvensis ssp. uliginosus (M. Bieb.) Nyman 3
common comfrey Symphytum officinale L. 3
wayfaringtree Viburnum lantana L. 3
wild chervil Anthriscus sylvestris (L.) Hoffmann 2
great burdock Arctium lappa L. 2
tall oatgrass Arrhenatherum elatius (L.) Beauv. ex J.& K. Presl 2
common borage Borago officinalis L. 2
rescuegrass Bromus catharticus Vahl 2
brown knapweed Centaurea jacea L. 2
meadow knapweed Centaurea moncktonii C. E. Britton[C. jacea X C. nigra] 2
Black dog-strangling vine, black swallowwort Cynanchum louiseae Kartesz & Gandhi 2
Brazilian waterweed Egeria densa Planch. 2
helleborine Epipactis helleborine (L.) Crantz 2
smooth bedstraw Galium mollugo L. 2
common hawkweed Hieracium lachenalii K.C. Gmel. 2
mouseear hawkweed Hieracium pilosella L. 2
Japanese hop Humulus japonicus Siebold & Zucc. 2
everlasting peavine Lathyrus latifolius L. 2
hoary cress Lepidium draba (L.) Desv 2
garden cress Lepidium sativum L. 2
sweet alyssum Lobularia maritima (L.) Desv. 2
dwarf honeysuckle Lonicera xylosteum L. 2
scarlet pimpernel Lysimachia arvensis (L.) U. Manns & A. Anderb. 2
cluster tarweed Madia glomerata Hook. 2
Siberian crabapple Malus baccata (L.) Borkh. 2
plumleaf crabapple Malus prunifolia (Willd.) Borkh. 2
woodland forget-me-not Myosotis sylvatica Ehrh. ex Hoffmann 2
brittleleaf naiad Najas minor All. 2
apple-of-Peru Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn. 2
Scotch thistle Onopordum acanthium L. 2
star-of-Bethlehem Ornithogalum umbellatum L. 2
Oriental lady's thumb Persicaria longiseta (Bruijn) Kitagawa 2
princess-feather Persicaria orientalis (L.) Spach 2
bulbous bluegrass Poa bulbosa L. 2
prickly smartweed Polygonum bungeanum Turcz. 2
Lombardy poplar Populus nigra L. 2
garden rhubarb Rheum rhabarbarum L. 2
Austrian fieldcress Rorippa austriaca (Crantz) Bess. 2
green sorrel Rumex acetosa L. 2
garden sorrel Rumex acetosa ssp. acetosa L. 2
puncturevine Tribulus terrestris L. 2
common speedwell Veronica officinalis L. 2
common horse chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum L. 1
hollyhock Alcea rosea L. 1
porcelain-berry Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (Maxim.) Trautv. 1
beach wormwood Artemisia stelleriana Bess. 1
chickpea milkvetch Astragalus cicer L. 1
woodland bittercress Cardamine flexuosa With. 1
Chinese catalpa Catalpa ovata G. Don 1
perennial cornflower Centaurea montana L. 1
alpine knapweed Centaurea nigrescens Willd 1
spotted knapweed Centaurea stoebe L. 1
blue mustard Chorispora tenella (Pallas) DC. 1
sweet autumn virginsbower Clematis terniflora DC 1
doubtful knight's-spur Consolida ajacis (L.) Schur 1
sulphur cosmos Cosmos sulphureus Cav. 1
purple nutsedge Cyperus rotundus L. 1
maiden pink Dianthus deltoides L. 1
common teasel Dipsacus fullonum L. 1
teasel Dipsacus spp. L. 1
spring whitlowgrass Draba verna L. 1
autumn olive Elaeagnus umbellata var. parvifolia (Wall. ex Royle) C.K. Schneid. 1
crested latesummer mint Elsholtzia ciliata (Thunb.) Hyl. 1
common pearlbrush Exochorda racemosa (Lindl.) Rehd. 1
Bohemian knotweed Fallopia x bohemica (Chrtek & Chrtková) J.P.Bailey 1
mulberryweed Fatoua villosa (Thunb.) Nakai 1
hard fescue Festuca brevipila Tracey 1
queen-of-the-meadow Filipendula ulmaria (L.) Maxim. 1
herb-robert Geranium robertianum L. 1
showy baby's-breath Gypsophila elegans M. Bieb. 1
yellow devil hawkweed Hieracium x floribundum Wimmer & Grab. [caespitosum x lactucella] 1
Himalayan balsam Impatiens glandulifera Royle 1
British yellowhead Inula britannica L. 1
ivyleaf morningglory Ipomoea hederacea Jacq. 1
roundfruit rush Juncus compressus Jacq. 1
white deadnettle Lamium album L. 1
yellow archangel Lamium galeobdolon (L.) Crantz 1
spotted deadnettle Lamium maculatum L. 1
fall hawkbit Leontodon autumnalis L. 1
clasping pepperweed Lepidium perfoliatum L. 1
sericea lespedeza Lespedeza cuneata (Dum.-Cours.) G. Don 1
broomleaf toadflax Linaria genistifolia (L.) P. Mill. 1
field cottonrose Logfia arvensis (L.) Holub 1
perennial ryegrass Lolium perenne ssp. perenne L. 1
Japanese honeysuckle Lonicera japonica Thunb. 1
Amur honeysuckle Lonicera maackii (Rupr.) Herder 1
annual honesty Lunaria annua L. 1
oakforest woodrush Luzula luzuloides (Lam.) Dandy & Wilmott 1
garden loosestrife Lysimachia vulgaris L. 1
white horehound Marrubium vulgare L. 1
parrotfeather Myriophyllum aquaticum (Vell.) Verdc. 1
red bartsia Odontites vernus (Bellardi) Dumort. 1
corn poppy Papaver rhoeas L. 1
opium poppy Papaver somniferum L. 1
Boston ivy Parthenocissus tricuspidata (Sieb. & Zucc.) Planch. 1
perilla mint Perilla frutescens (L.) Britton 1
pestilence wort Petasites hybridus (L.) G. Gaertn., B. Mey. & Scherb. 1
Amur corktree Phellodendron amurense Rupr. 1
Bohemian knotweed Polygonum x bohemicum (J. Chrtek & Chrtkovß) Zika & Jacobson [cuspidatum x sachalinense] 1
rabbitfoot polypogon Polypogon monspeliensis (L.) Desf. 1
garden plum Prunus domestica L. 1
Russian wildrye Psathyrostachys juncea (Fisch.) Nevski 1
pear Pyrus spp. L. 1
sweetbriar rose Rosa eglanteria L. 1
birdseye pearlwort Sagina procumbens L. 1
purpleosier willow Salix purpurea L. 1
sticky groundsel Senecio viscosus L. 1
meadow campion Silene flos-cuculi (L.) Clairv. 1
white mustard Sinapis alba L. 1
sorghum Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench 1
sudangrass Sorghum bicolor ssp. drummondii (Nees ex Steud.) de Wet & Harlan 1
Japanese spiraea Spiraea japonica L. f. 1
feverfew Tanacetum parthenium (L.) Sch. Bip. 1
coltsfoot Tussilago farfara L. 1
moth mullein Verbascum blattaria L. 1

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