Top Invasive Plants in Missouri

The grid below displays top invasive plants in Missouri. Because of their vigorous expansion, these invasive plants are particularly important to identify and control.

You may sort by available regions. More regions coming soon.

Click the links on the right to download printable PDFs of ranked lists of the top 15 invasive plants by region or top 25 invasive plants in the state.

To see source data for these lists, please visit our page on the Missouri Invasive Plant Assessment.

map showing Missouri natural area divisions

2021 Top Invasive Plants by Region (Ranked)

*unlinked lists are forthcoming

Callery pear

Callery pear

Garlic mustard

Garlic mustard

Sericea lespedeza

Sericea lespedeza

Invasive privets

Invasive privets

Reed canary grass

Reed canary grass

Japanese stiltgrass

Japanese stiltgrass

Invasive bush-honeysuckles

Invasive bush-honeysuckles

Himalayan blackberry

Himalayan blackberry

Autumn olive

Autumn olive

Invasive teasels

Invasive teasels

Wintercreeper, climbing euonymus

Wintercreeper, climbing euonymus

Japanese hop

Japanese hop

Japanese honeysuckle

Japanese honeysuckle

Japanese chaff flower

Japanese chaff flower

Oriental bittersweet

Oriental bittersweet

Invasive wisterias

Invasive wisterias

Smooth brome

Smooth brome

Sweet autumn virginsbower

Sweet autumn virginsbower

Spotted knapweed

Spotted knapweed

Japanese knotweed

Japanese knotweed

Burning bush

Burning bush

Birdsfoot trefoil

Birdsfoot trefoil

Johnson grass

Johnson grass

Old-world bluestems

Old-world bluestems

Common reed

Common reed