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Terrestrial Invasive species - Regulated plants

Terrestrial invasives come in many forms including plants, animals, insects, fungi and diseases. They affect the health of our forests, prairies, parks, urban landscapes and more. When these landscapes are unhealthy, all the benefits they provide to us are at risk. The good news is, each one of us can make a difference. Learn what to look for, and you can help slow the spread of invasive species!

Learn about terrestrial invasives

View a printable list of all species regulated by NR 40 [PDF] or a list of plants only [PDF].


Click on the buttons below to see what species are invasive in Wisconsin.

The buttons separate invasive plants and animals into regulated or non-regulated categories. Regulated species currently have legal restrictions under the Invasive Species Rule, Chapter NR 40. Non-regulated species currently are not regulated by Chapter NR 40. View our terminology page for classification definitions.

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Terrestrial Invasive species - Regulated plants

Classification Common Name Scientific Name Factsheet Photo
Gallery
Lit.
Review
SAG
Form
NR40 Listing Date
Prohibited Amur Cork Tree Phellodendron amurense Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Prohibited/Restricted Amur honeysuckle Lonicera maackii Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Amur maple Acer tataricum subsp. ginnala Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted Aquatic forget-me-not Myosotis scorpioides Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Prohibited Asian loeseneri bittersweet Celastrus loeseneri Click to view factsheet for this species.   Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted Autumn olive Elaeagnus umbellata Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Balfour's touch-me-not Impatiens balfourii Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted Bell’s or showy bush honeysuckle Lonicera x bella Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Bishop's goutweed Aegopodium podagraria Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted Black (European) alder Alnus glutinosa Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted Black knapweed Centaurea nigra Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted Black locust Robinia pseudoacacia Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Prohibited/Restricted Black or Louise’s swallow−wort Vincetoxicum nigrum or Cynanchum louiseae Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited Bohemian knotweed Fallopia x bohemicum or F. x bohemica or Polygonum × bohemicum Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species.     5/1/2015
Restricted Brown knapweed Centaurea jacea Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted Burning bush Euonymus alatus Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Prohibited Butterfly dock Petasites hybridus Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted Canada thistle Cirsium arvense Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Celandine Chelidonium majus Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited Chinese wisteria Wisteria sinensis Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Prohibited Chinese yam Dioscorea batatas or Dioscorea polystacha Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Prohibited Colt's foot Tussilago farfara Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Prohibited Common barberry Berberis vulgaris Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species.     5/1/2015
Restricted Common buckthorn Rhamnus cathartica Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Common teasel Dipsacus sylvestris or Dipsacus fullonum Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Creeping bellflower Campanula rapunculoides Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Crown vetch Coronilla varia Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted Cut−leaved teasel Dipsacus laciniatus Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Cypress spurge Euphorbia cyparissias Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited/Restricted Dalmatian toadflax Linaria dalmatica Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted Dame’s rocket Hesperis matronalis Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited Diffuse knapweed Centaurea diffusa Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Prohibited/Restricted European marsh thistle Cirsium palustre Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Field scabiosa Knautia arvensis Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Prohibited Fiveleaf akebia or Chocolate vine Akebia quinata Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted Garden heliotrope or Valerian Valeriana officinalis Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted Garden yellow loosestrife Lysimachia vulgaris Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted Garlic mustard Alliaria petiolata Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited Giant hogweed Heracleum mantegazzianum Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited Giant knotweed Fallopia sachalinensis or Polygonum sachalinense Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Glossy buckthorn Rhamnus frangula or Frangula alnus Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited Grecian foxglove Digitalis lanata Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Prohibited/Restricted Hairy willow herb Epilobium hirsutum Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Helleborine orchid Epipactis helleborine Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Hemp nettle, brittlestem hemp nettle Galeopsis tetrahit Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited/Restricted Hill mustard Bunias orientalis Click to view factsheet for this species.   Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited Himalayan blackberry Rubus armeniacus Click to view factsheet for this species.   Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted Hound’s tongue Cynoglossum officinale Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Hybrid cattail Typha x glauca Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited Indian yam Dioscorea oppositifolia Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   9/1/2009
Restricted Japanese barberry Berberis thunbergii Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Prohibited Japanese chaff flower Achyranthes japonica Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Prohibited/Restricted Japanese hedgeparsley or erect hedgeparsley Torilis japonica Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited Japanese honeysuckle Lonicera japonica Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited/Restricted Japanese hops Humulus japonicus Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Japanese knotweed Fallopia japonica or Polygonum cuspidatum Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited Japanese stilt grass Microstegium vimineum Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited Japanese wisteria Wisteria floribunda Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Prohibited Johnsongrass Sorghum halepense Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Prohibited Kudzu Pueraria montana or P. lobata Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Leafy spurge Euphorbia esula Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited Lesser celandine Ranunculus ficaria Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Prohibited/Restricted Lyme grass or sand ryegrass Leymus arenarius or Elymus arenarius Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited Medusahead Taeniatherum caput-medusae Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Prohibited Mile−a−minute vine Polygonum perfoliatum or Persicaria perfoliata Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Moneywort Lysimachia nummularia (or L. nummelaria) Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted Morrow’s honeysuckle Lonicera morrowii Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Multiflora rose Rosa multiflora Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Musk thistle or Nodding thistle Carduus nutans Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited Narrow leaf bittercress Cardamine impatiens Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted Narrow-leaf cattail Typha angustifolia Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Oriental bittersweet Celastrus orbiculatus Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited Pale or European swallow−wort Vincetoxicum rossicum or Cynanchum rossicum Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited Perennial or broadleaved pepperweed Lepidium latifolium Click to view factsheet for this species.   Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited/Restricted Phragmites or Common reed non-native ecotype Phragmites australis non-native ecotype Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Plumeless thistle Carduus acanthoides Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited/Restricted Poison hemlock Conium maculatum Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited Policeman's helmet Impatiens glandulifera Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Prohibited Porcelain berry Ampelopsis brevipedunculata Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited Princess tree Paulownia tomentosa Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Purple loosestrife Lythrum salicaria Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Queen of the meadow Filipendula ulmaria Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted ribbon grass or gardener’s garters and other ornamental variegated varieties and cultivars. Phalaris arundinacea var. picta Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted Rose acacia or Bristly locust Robinia hispida Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Prohibited Russian knapweed Centaurea repens Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted Russian olive Elaeagnus angustifolia Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited Sawtooth oak Quercus acutissima Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Scarlet pimpernel or Burnet saxifrage Pimpinella saxifraga Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Prohibited Scotch broom Cytisus scoparius Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited/Restricted Seaside goldenrod Solidago sempervirens Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Prohibited Sericea or Chinese lespedeza Lespedeza cuneata or Lespedeza sericea Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Siberian elm Ulmus pumila Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted Siberian peashrub Caragana arborescens Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted Spotted knapweed Centaurea biebersteinii, Centaurea maculosa or Centaurea stoebe Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited Spreading hedgeparsley Torilis arvensis Click to view factsheet for this species.   Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited/Restricted Tall or reed mannagrass Glyceria maxima Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Tansy Tanacetum vulgare Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Tartarian honeysuckle Lonicera tatarica Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Tree of heaven Ailanthus altissima Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Tyrol knapweed Centaurea nigrescens Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Prohibited Wavy leaf basket grass Oplismenus hirtellus ssp. undulatifolius Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted White bedstraw Galium mollugo Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted White mulberry Morus alba Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted White poplar Populus alba Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Prohibited/Restricted Wild chervil Anthriscus sylvestris Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Wild parsnip Pastinaca sativa Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Prohibited Wineberry or wine raspberry Rubus phoenicolasius Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009
Restricted Woodland forget-me-not Myosotis sylvatica (or M. sylvaticum) Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted Wormwood Artemisia absinthium Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Restricted Yellow iris Iris pseudacorus Click to view factsheet for this species. Click to view photo gallery for this species. Click to view Lit. Review for this species.   5/1/2015
Prohibited Yellow star thistle Centaurea solstitialis Click to view factsheet for this species.   Click to view Lit. Review for this species. Click to view SAG Form for this species. 9/1/2009

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