Field Guide to Invasive Plants of the Midwest

Invasive plants challenge the goals, resources, and morale of the people whose passion or livelihood is the conservation of biological diversity, natural resource management, or environmental protection.This field guide covers 36 species, a handful of the invasive plants in the eight-state region covered here. See the "Watch List" section for other important invasive species in the Midwest. In order to make this guide useful for the general public, we avoid most of the specialized botanical language, but see the glossary for unfamiliar terms. The "Other Resources" section provides a good starting point to learn more.