A listing of MDA/NWAC Approved County Noxious Weeds. County boards are responsible for developing County Noxious Weed Lists through an official county resolution and assume all responsibility for enforcement.

1. Becker (2011; 2014; 2020)

  • Bertero incana (L.) DC., Hoary Alyssum
  • Artemisia absinthium L., Absinthe Wormwood
  • Cynoglossum officinale L., Houndstongue
  • Hieracium aurantiacum L., Orange Hawkweed (2014)
  • Hieracium caespitosum Dumort, Yellow Hawkweed (2014)
  • Phragmites australis  subsp. australis ((Cav.) Trin. ex Stued), Non-native Phragmites (2020)

2. Clay (2011 & 2014)

  • Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten., Bull Thistle
  • Bassia scoparia (L.) A.J. Scott, Kochia
  • Carduus nutans L., Musk Thistle

3. Clearwater (2020)

  • Hieracium aurantiacum L., Orange Hawkweed
  • Hieracium caespitosum Dumort, Yellow Hawkweed

4. Cottonwood (2011)

  • Solanum rostratum Dunal, Buffalobur
  • Abutilon theophrasti Medik., Velvetleaf
  • Xanthium strumarium L., Common Cocklebur - MDA approved with restrictions due to it being a native species
  • Helianthus annuus L., Common Sunflower - MDA approved with restrictions due to it being a native species

5. Chippewa (2011)

  • Abutilon theophrasti Medik., Velvetleaf
  • Xanthium strumarium L., Common Cocklebur - MDA approved with restrictions due to it being a native species
  • Helianthus annuus L., Common Sunflower - MDA approved with restrictions due to it being a native species

6. Koochiching (2011)

  • Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten., Bull Thistle
  • Convolvulus arvensis L., Field Bindweed
  • Cannabis sativa L., Non-licensed Hemp
  • Sonchus arvensis L., Perennial Sowthistle
  • Ranunculus acris L., Tall Buttercup
  • Hieracium aurantiacum L., Orange Hawkweed

7. Lincoln (2017)

  • Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten., Bull Thistle
  • Carduus nutans L., Musk Thistle

8. Murray (2012)

  • Abutilon theophrasti Medik., Velvetleaf
  • Cannabis sativa L., Non-licensed Hemp
  • Xanthium strumarium L., Common Cocklebur  - MDA approved with restrictions due to it being a native species
  • Helianthus annuus L., Common Sunflower - MDA approved with restrictions due to it being a native species

9. Sibley (2018)

  • Ambrosia trifida L., Giant Ragweed - MDA approved with restrictions due to it being a native species

10. Steele (2011)

  • Abutilon theophrasti Medik., Velvetleaf
  • Xanthium strumarium L., Common Cocklebur - MDA approved with restrictions due to it being a native species
  • Solanum ptycanthum Dunal, Eastern Black Nightshade - MDA approved with restrictions due to it being a native species
  • Panicum miliaceum L., Wild Proso Millet

11. Waseca (2012)

  • Abutilon theophrasti Medik., Velvetleaf
  • Xanthium strumarium L., Common Cocklebur  - MDA approved with restrictions due to it being a native species
  • Panicum miliaceum,  Wild Proso Millet
  • Brassica spp., Wild Mustard
  • Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten., Bull Thistle
  • Convolvulus arvensis L., Field Bindweed
  • Cannabis sativa L., Non-licensed Hemp
  • Sonchus arvensis L., Perennial Sowthistle
  • Ambrosia trifida L., Giant Ragweed - MDA approved with restrictions due to it being a native species
  • Echinocystis lobata (Michx.) Torr. & A. Gray, Wild Cucumber - MDA approved with restrictions due to it being a native species
  • Solanum ptycanthum Dunal, Eastern Black Nightshade - MDA approved with restrictions due to it being a native species
  • Amaranthus tuberculatus, Common Waterhemp - MDA approved with restrictions due to it being a native species

12. Yellow Medicine (2019)

  • Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten., Bull Thistle
  • Carduus nutans L., Musk thistle