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Callery Pear Buyback 2024

Callery Pear Buyback 2024

Thanks to all who made our 2024 Buyback possible! Read a summary about this past event here. Registration and Sign-Up The Missouri Invasive Plant Council (MoIP), in partnership with Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, Forrest Keeling Nursery, and the Missouri Department of...

Pear Buyback 2023

Pear Buyback 2023

We wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who made the 2023 Pear Buyback possible. Because of you, we were able to remove hundreds of invasive Callery (Bradford) Pear trees all over Missouri! This is no small feat. This year, we had a total of nine sites around...

2023 Awards Nominations Open Now!

The period for this year's Invasive Plant Action Awards nominations is now open! Submit your nomination using this Google form. The deadline to submit nominations is June 15, 2023. Visit our Awards page to learn more. 2022 MoIP Invasive Plant Action Individual...

Invasive to Watch This Month

Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) is an annual grass native to eastern and central Asia. This invasive grass grows in moist, disturbed areas including stream banks, river bluffs, floodplains, forest wetlands, moist woodlands, old fields, uplands, thickets, roadside ditches, and utility rights-of-way. Growing to about 3.5 feet tall, it has alternate, thin, pale-green, lance-shaped, 3-inch long leaves. It has a distinct silvery stripe of reflective hairs running down the center of the upper leaf surface. Flower spikes form at the slender stem tips in late August through early October. Japanese stiltgrass occurs in a wide variety of habitats, tolerates shade, and seems to prefer acidic to neutral soils that are high in nitrogen.

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