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Invasive plants are a growing threat to ecosystems everywhere. Often originating in distant climes, they spread to woodlands, wetlands, prairies, roadsides, and ...
Invasive plants are a growing threat to ecosystems everywhere. Often originating in distant climes, they spread to woodlands, wetlands, prairies, roadsides, and backyards that lack the biological controls which kept these plant populations in check in their homelands.
Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest includes more than 250 color photos that will help anyone identify problem trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, sedges, and herbaceous plants (including aquatic invaders). The text offers further details of plant identification; manual, mechanical, biological, and chemical control techniques; information and advice about herbicides; and suggestions for related ecological restoration and community education efforts. Also included are literature references, a glossary, a matrix of existing and potential invasive species in the Upper Midwest, an index with both scientific and common plant names, advice on state agencies to contact with invasive plant questions, and other helpful resources.
|1||Why invasive plants cannot be ignored||3|
|2||Invasive plant control techniques||11|
|3||Invasive plants of major concern||31|
|4||Invasive plants of lesser concern||86|
|5||Potential problem species||123|
|6||Native plants that sometimes need control||149|
|7||Ecological restoration, education, and community action||176|
|App||Resources for information about invasive plants|
|App||Resources to help with general plant identification|
|App||Resources for natural landscaping and ecological restoration|
|App||Matrix of invasive, non-native plants of the upper Midwest|