Field Guide to Invasive Plants of Aquatic and Wetland Habitats for Michigan

This field guide is intended to help readers identify established, newly introduced and approaching wetland and aquatic invasive species in order to facilitate a rapid response. Identifying new invaders before they can disperse widely is the most efficient and cost effective method for limiting their destructive effects. This booklet was developed to help managers of wetlands and aquatic resources identify invasive plant species that may pose a threat to their management goals. Detecting these plants during the early phase of their invasion is essential to achieving cost effective removal or control.