Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force (MoIP) - to identify and control the invasive plant species that severely impact native biodiversity

Species-Specific Resources

Members of MoIP have gathered resources, tools and guides that currently help identify, understand, assess and manage invasive and exotic plant species.

We recommend this comprehensive guidebook on Management of Invasive Plants & Pests of Illinois for clear instructions on controlling many invasive plant species. The guide is available online as a free download:

Species-specific portals

These agencies and organizations host their own species-specific management guides:

Agrostis stolonifera (creeping bentgrass)

Academic articles:

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)

Euonymus fortunei `Coloratus’ (purpleleaf wintercreeper)

Lonicera maacki and Lonicera X bella (exotic honeysuckles)

Nandina domestica (heavenly bamboo)

Pueraria montana var. lobata (kudzu)

  • Kudzu Fact Sheet: 6-pager on the species from the Forest Invasive Plants Resource Center

Pyrus calleryanna (Bradford pear and other Callery pear cultivars)

Sericea Lespedeza

Sorghum halapense (johnson grass)

Thistles