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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Algae Control

Learn how to control algae in your Missouri pond.

Black locust

Black Locust Control

Browse methods for controlling nuisance black locust trees in Missouri.

cattails

Cattail and Water Primrose Control

Learn how to control cattail and water primrose in your Missouri pond.

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Didymo (pdf, 341 KB)

Learn how to control or avoid Didymo or "rock snot".

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Duckweed and Watermeal Control

Learn how to control duckweed and watermeal in your Missouri pond.

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Floating Leaf Plant Control

Read how to control floating water plants such as water lily, water shield, and American lotus in your Missouri pond.

flowering gray dogwood

Gray Dogwood Control

Browse methods for controlling nuisance gray dogwood thickets in Missouri.

Osage oranges clustered on the branch

Osage Orange Control

Browse methods for controlling nuisance Osage orange in Missouri.

poison ivy

Poison Ivy Control

Browse methods for controlling poison ivy in Missouri.

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Sesbania Control

Browse methods for controlling nuisance sesbania in Missouri.

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Smooth Sumac Control

Browse methods for controlling smooth sumac in Missouri.

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Submerged Plant Control

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

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