Content tagged with "invasive species"

Crown Vetch

Use this publication to learn how to identify and control Crown vetch. More

Crown Vetch

Photo of crown vetch plants with flowers
When you drive through Missouri in the summer, you’re almost guaranteed to see the pink flower clusters of crown vetch, whose masses of green foliage coat the right-of-ways along highways. This weedy plant stabilizes the dirt after road construction but degrades our natural ecosystems. More

Crown Vetch

Photo of crown vetch showing flowers and leaves.
Crown vetch prefers open, sunny areas. It occurs along roadsides and other rights-of-way, in open fields, and on gravel bars along streams. It is found most easily when it is blooming, when its profuse pinkish blossoms are conspicuous. More

Crown Vetch

Photo of crown vetch, closeup of a flower cluster.
Securigera varia (formerly Coronilla varia)
When you drive through Missouri in the summer, you’re almost guaranteed to see the pink flower clusters of crown vetch, whose masses of green foliage coat the right-of-ways along highways. This weedy plant stabilizes the dirt after road construction but degrades our natural ecosystems. More

Crown Vetch (Flowers)

Photo of crown vetch, closeup of a flower cluster.
Crown vetch blooms May through August. Its flowers are pinkish to white and are in crown-shaped clusters. Each individual flower is shaped like a typical pea flower. More

Crown Vetch Control

Learn to identify and control this invasive plant in Missouri. More

Curled Pondweed (Curly Pondweed; Beginners’ Pondweed)

Photo of a large curly pondweed colony in a pond
Curled pondweed (Potamogeton crispus) was introduced from Eurasia and is considered a noxious, invasive weed in many parts of North America. More

Curled Pondweed (Curly Pondweed; Beginners’ Pondweed)

Photo of curled pondweed closeup of leaves in a person's hand
Curled pondweed (Potamogeton crispus), an introduced weed, has long, narrow, stemless leaves that have wavy, serrated margins. More

Curse of the Bush Honeysuckles

This booklet shows you how to identify and control bush honeysuckles, and then use Missouri native shrubs to provide high-quality habitat. More

Cut-Leaved Teasel

Photo of cut-leaved teasel showing flowerhead and joined, cuplike leaves.
Cut-leaved teasel is more aggressive than common teasel. Note its flowerheads with white flowers, and the cuplike structure created by the opposite leaves as they fuse around the stem. More