Invasive Plants

The spread of invasive plant species has become a serious problem in Burnsville. Common Buckthorn is one of the most problematic invasive plants in Burnsville but there are other species that cause problems. Check your property for the invasive species below, listed by habitat. The links will take you to plant description pages on Minnesota Wildflowers, an online field guide to the flora of Minnesota. For information on how to control these invasive species, visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website.

Shady Area Invaders

Common Buckthorn

Garlic Mustard

Tatarian Honeysuckle and Morrow's Honeysuckle

Amur Maple

White Mulberry

Japanese Hedge Parsley


Common Burdock

Oriental Bittersweet

Sunny Area Invaders

Crown Vetch

Birds Foot Trefoil

Canada Thistle

Bull Thistle

Spotted Knapweed

Leafy Spurge

Pond and Wetland Invaders

Purple Loosestrife

Glossy Buckthorn

Reed Canary Grass

Eurasian Milfoil

Curly-leaf Pondweed