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.