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 has identified eight species of concern, which are listed below. 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. 
  • Tanacetum vulgare
  • Dipsacus laciniatus
  • Digitalis lanata
  • Torilis japonica
  • Polygonum cuspidatum
  • Cardamine impatiens
  • Celestrus orbiculatus
  • Pastinaca sativa

For more information on the above plants go to RCCWMA and click on the Unwanted Plants page.

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