Plant Species of Concern

Common Invasive Species

Some invasive plants are common in Maplewood. The city manages these on public lands, as funding permits, and encourages residents and businesses to remove them from their properties:

New Invasive Plants (Early Detection Species)

Maplewood is working to prevent the establishment of invasive plants that are just starting to move into our area. Controlling these plants before they are widespread is typically more successful and much less expensive. Ramsey County Cooperative Weed Management Association (RCCWMA) has identified eight species of concern. Through its Invasive Plant Patrol, Maplewood is on the lookout for these species. If you see them on public land, please report them to the city.

  • Cardamine impatiens
  • Celestrus orbiculatus
  • Digitalis lanata
  • Dipsacus laciniatus
  • Pastinaca sativa
  • Polygonum cuspidatum
  • Tanacetum vulgare
  • Torilis japonica

For more information on these plants go to RCCWMA and learn about Unwanted Plants.

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