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Nuisance Native Plants

Sometimes our native plants, such as poison ivy and sumac, can become nuisances. Learn to control them here.

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Use this print-and-carry sheet to identify and control invasive Old World bluestem grasses on your Missouri property.

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Osage Orange Control

Browse methods for controlling nuisance osage orange in Missouri.

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Poison Ivy Control

Browse methods for controlling poison ivy in Missouri.

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Purple Loosestrife

Lythrum salicaria
Anyone who’s seen what purple loosestrife has done to New England and the Northeast can tell you how invasive this plant is. Learn how to identify it, so you can report any findings to the Missouri Department of Conservation.

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Purple Loosestrife

Don’t be fooled by the pretty flowers—this plant is a disaster for the environment. Purple loosestrife invades wet habitats, such as freshwater marshes, fens, sedge meadows, and wet prairies, but also roadside ditches, on river- and stream banks and the edges of lakes and reservoirs.

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Purple Loosestrife (Colony)

Anyone who’s seen what purple loosestrife has done to New England and the Northeast can tell you how invasive this plant is. Learn how to identify it, so you can report any findings to the Missouri Department of Conservation.

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Use this print-and-carry sheet to identify and control invasive purple loosestrife on your Missouri property.

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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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Sericea Lespedeza

Decades ago, sericea lespedeza was introduced in hopes it would provide hay, improve pastures, stop soil erosion, and supply food and cover for wildlife. Unfortunately, it has proven to be an aggressive, invasive weed that is extremely difficult to control, escapes cultivation, and outcompetes native plants.

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