Members of MoIP have gathered resources, tools and guides that currently help identify, understand, assess and manage invasive and exotic plant species.
These agencies and organizations host their own species-specific management guides:
- Invasive Plants: Consult this information provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) to learn how to identify and control more than 25 of the most common invasive plants in Missouri.
- “Keep a Lookout” Flyers, 1-page handouts that provide photos, range maps, and short descriptions of new plant invaders produced by the Midwest Invasive Plant Network:
- Invasive Plant Species Profiles: General information about plant species commonly known as invasive published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
- Invasive Species Maps: These U.S. Forest Service maps depict the distribution of species using 2007-2009 inventory data.
- Distribution Maps: Instances of invasive species reported to the Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System.
Agrostis stolonifera (creeping bentgrass)
- The intersection of ecological risk assessment and plant communities: an analysis of Agrostis and Panicum species in the northeastern U.S., 2011
- Wetland and riparian plant communities at risk of invasion by transgenic herbicide-resistant Agrostis spp. in central Oregon, 2012
- Weediness and Persistance of Transgenic Bentgrass Hybrid, 2006
- Escape and establishment of transgenic glyphosateresistant creeping bentgrass
Agrostis stolonifera in Oregon, USA: a 4-year study, 2008
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
- Invasive Plant Suppresses the Growth of Native Tree Seedlings by Disrupting Belowground Mutualisms, 2006
- The invasive plant Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) inhibits ectomycorrhizal fungi in its introduced range, 2008
Euonymus fortunei `Coloratus’ (purpleleaf wintercreeper)
- Invasive Plant Attack: Euonymus fortunei ‘Coloratus’
PDF Presentation of Notes and Observations by Bill Ruppert, Organizing Member, 2017
- Wintercreeper Control
Guide by the Missouri Department of Conservation, 2017
Lonicera maacki and Lonicera X bella (exotic honeysuckles)
- An Assessment of Japanese Honeysuckle in Northern U.S. Forests
USDA Research Note 2015
- Invasive Bush Honeysuckle Vulnerable in Late Fall
MDC news release, 2015
- 25 Ways to Remove Bush Honeysuckle
Management tips from the Ohio Invasive Plant Council
- Detailed Invasive Bush Honeysuckle Information
Missouri Botanical Gardens provides expanded content on the plant’s origins and impacts, detailed instructions for control, native plants that are similar in appearance, and suggested landscaping alternatives. Includes a bush honeysuckle brochure published 2016.
- Curse of the Bush Honeysuckles
This booklet by MDC shows you how to identify and control bush honeysuckles, and then use Missouri native shrubs to provide high-quality habitat.
- Bush Honeysuckles Invasive Species Fact Sheet
Published by MDC, 2010
- Think About Tables Training to Teach Workshop, hosted by the Missouri Botanical Garden, were held Friday, February 6, 2016 and February 12-Saturday, February 13, 2016.
- Say No to Honeysuckle campaign video by Great Rivers STL
- Stop Honeysuckle
A Magnificent Missouri campaign to mitigate and reverse the spread of honeysuckle
- Ecological impact study: “A review on the invasion ecology of Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii, Caprifoliaceae) a case study of ecological impacts at multiple scales” 2016
Nandina domestica (heavenly bamboo)
- Exotic Invasive Heavenly Bamboo: 2-page identification and information sheet
- All Is Not Merry for Intoxicated Birds
- Feeding Behavior-Related Toxicity due to Nandina domestica in Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum)
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)
- “Stop the spread!” of Invasive Callery Pear Tree Hybrids: Comprehensive resource guide to description, exhibits, alternatives and academic articles about ornamental pear cultivars creating invasive wild hybrid populations.
- “Plant This, Not That! Native Missouri Trees to Plant Instead of Invasive Callery/Bradford Pear:” an 11-poster set (title page + 10 species) inspired by the “Stop the Spread” campaign and designed by Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force. Available in the following formats:
- Native Slender Lespedeza VS Invasive Exotic Sericea Lespedeza: 1-page ID flyer produced by Hamilton Native Outpost
Sorghum halapense (johnson grass)
- Johnson Grass vs. Native Look-Alikes: ID guide published 2015
- Johnsongrass Control: University of Missouri Extension, 1997