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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].


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
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.
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.
Restricted Bells 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.
Prohibited/Restricted Black swallow-wort Vincetoxicum nigrum 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.
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.
Restricted Cattail hybrid 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.
Prohibited/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.
Prohibited Chinese Yam; Indian Yam Dioscorea batatas, Dioscorea polystachya; 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.  
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.
Restricted Common teasel Dipsacus fullonum subsp. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prohibited Giant knotweed 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.
Restricted Glossy buckthorn 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Restricted honeysuckle Lonicera spp.   Click to view photo gallery for this species.    
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.
Prohibited/Restricted Japanese hedge-parsley 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.
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.
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.
Restricted Japanese knotweed Fallopia 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.
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.
Prohibited Kudzu Pueraria 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.
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.
Prohibited/Restricted Lyme grass or sand ryegrass Leymus 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.
Prohibited Mile-a-minute vine Polygonum perfoliatum 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.
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.
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.
Restricted Musk 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.
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.
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.
Prohibited Pale swallow-wort Vincetoxicum 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.
Prohibited Perennial 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.
Restricted Phragmites, Common reed Phragmites australis 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prohibited Sericea lespedeza Lespedeza cuneata 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.
Restricted Spotted knapweed Centaurea biebersteinii, c. 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.
Prohibited Spreading hedge parsley 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.
Prohibited/Restricted Tall or Reed manna grass 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prohibited Wineberry 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.
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.

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Last revised: June 17, 2013

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