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Photo of large group of sericea lespedeza plants

Sericea Lespedeza

Lespedeza cuneata
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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Use this print-and-carry sheet to identify and control invasive sericea lespedeza on your Missouri property.

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Sesbania Control

Browse methods for controlling nuisance sesbania in Missouri.

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Smooth Sumac

Rhus glabra
This colony-forming shrub is most noticeable in early autumn, because it is one of the first plants to turn color—and boy, can it turn a brilliant red! If you're into wild edibles, you'll want to learn to identify smooth sumac, so you can make drinks and jellies from the clusters of fuzzy red berries.

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Smooth Sumac Control

Browse methods for controlling smooth sumac in Missouri.

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Use this print-and-carry sheet to identify and control noxious spotted knapweed on your Missouri property.

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This Aquaguide shows you how to control submerged plants such as coontail, elodea, and naiad in your Missouri pond.

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Tall Fescue

Festuca arundinacea
You’ve seen it a million times, now learn to identify it! Technically an exotic invasive plant, tall fescue is practically everywhere, from lawns to levees, and from pastures to (unfortunately!) prairies.

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Tall Fescue (Flowers)

Tall fescue’s branching flowering stalks are somewhat narrow and contracted to slightly spreading, usually 2-10 inches long, and often nodding at the top. Flowers occur in flat, oval spikelets that are 1/4 to 1/2 inch long. There are usually 4-5 individual flowers in each spikelet. It blooms April through July (sometimes to October).

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Tall Fescue (Plants)

You’ve seen it a million times! Technically an exotic invasive plant, tall fescue is practically everywhere, from lawns to levees, and from pastures to (unfortunately!) prairies.

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