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Use this print-and-carry sheet to identify and control invasive common buckthorn in Missouri.

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Use this print-and-carry sheet to identify and control invasive reed canary grass on your Missouri Property.

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Crown Vetch

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.

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Photo of crown vetch, closeup of a flower cluster.

Crown Vetch

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.

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Photo of crown vetch showing flowers and leaves.

Crown Vetch

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.

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Crown Vetch

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

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Photo of crown vetch, closeup of a flower cluster.

Crown Vetch (Flowers)

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.

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

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This Aquaguide shows you how to control duckweed and watermeal in your Missouri pond.

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This Aquaguide shows you how to control floating water plants such as water lily, water shield and American lotus in your Missouri pond.

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