Invasive plants


Long grass and weeds

Cidy Code Section 501.04, Subd. 8

Subd. 8.   All noxious weeds as referenced in M.S. §§ 18.75 - 18.88 and promulgated in Minnesota Rules, as may be amended from time to time, located on public or private property.  The term weeds does not include shrubs, trees, cultivated plants or crops. The terms WEEDS  and RANK VEGETATION includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  1. Noxious weeds and rank vegetation shall include but not be limited to: alum (allium), Buckthorn, Bur Cucumber, Canada Thistle, Corncockle, Cressleaf Groundsel, Curly Dock, Dodder, Field Bindweed, French Weed, Hairy Whitetop, Hedge Bindweed, Hoary Cress, Horsenettle, Johnsongrass, Leafy Spurge, Mile-A-Minute Weed, Musk Thistle, Oxeye Daisy, Perennial Sowthistle, Poison Hemlock, Purple Loosestrife, Quackgrass, Russian Knapweed, Russian Thistle, Serrated Tussock, Shatter Cane, Sorghum, Wild Carrot, Wild Garlic, Wild Mustard, Wild Onion, Wild Parsnip;
  2. Grapevines when growing in groups of 100 or more and not pruned, sprayed, cultivated, or otherwise maintained for two consecutive years;
  3. Bushes of the species of tall, common, or European barberry, further known as Berberis vulgaris or its horticultural varieties;
  4. Any weeds or plants, other than trees, bushes, flowers, or other ornamental plants, growing to a height exceeding 12 inches.
  5. Rank vegetation includes the uncontrolled, uncultivated growth of annuals and perennial plants.
  6. The term WEEDS does not include shrubs, trees, cultivated plants or crops.


Garlic Mustard
Spring is the best time to pull garlic mustard because it has not yet gone to seed and is easy to pull. If it has not flowered, lay it out to dry on a hard surface and then compost. You do not want to compost seeded plants! Plants that have gone to seed should be bagged and thrown in the trash.

You can cook with garlic mustard. If you know it has not had any chemical spray, try a recipe from the city Pinterest site!