Invasive Plants

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Invasive Plants
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Stop the invasion! Protect Missouri’s natural heritage.
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Invasive nonnative plants consume wildlife habitat and compete with crops. Some invasive species, such as Callery pear, are still being grown, promoted, sold, and purchased.

The Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force (MoIP) is a multidiscipline group that works to bolster efforts to identify and control invasive plants across the state. In 2019, MDC adopted MoIP’s Invasive Plant Assessment as the Missouri invasive plant list.

Browse this section to learn how to identify and control more than 25 of Missouri’s most common invasive plants. For a complete list of invasive plants, visit Missouri Invasive Plant Assessment.

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Plant Native!

Invasive species can harm the natural landscape, native wildlife, outdoor recreation, working lands, and economy!

Choose Missouri’s native species when purchasing plants for your landscaping and remove known invasive species where possible.

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