Invasive Plant Links

Michigan Websites on Invasive Plants:
Garlic Mustard Page - MSU IPM website
MDA Prohibited & Restricted Weeds
MSU Center for Integrated Plant Systems-Biological Control Program
Michigan Cooperative Monitoring Program – volunteer water quality and aquatic invasive species monitoring.
Michigan Sea Grant -- Excellent information about aquatic invasive species of concern in the Great Lakes

Michigan Websites of Related Interest:

The Stewardship Network - grassroots cooperative organization working to protect, restore, and manage Michigan's natural lands and waters
Michigan Botanical Club  
Michigan Lake & Stream Associations
Michigan Native Plant Producers Association -- Providing nursery grown Michigan native plant species and promoting awareness of their appropriate uses.
Michigan Natural Areas Council
Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI) - MSU Extension
Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association
The Nature Conservancy - Michigan Chapter
U.P. Wildflowers - a partial list arranged by blooming season
Wildflower Association of Michigan

Information by States & Regions

California - Invasive Plant Council
Eastern USA - Invasive Plant ID & Control (~100 species)
Florida - Exotic Pest Plant Council
Georgia - Exotic Pest Plant Council
Indiana -- Invasive Species website, check out the IPSAWG links for their invasive assessments of plants.
Minnesota - Exotic Aquatic Species from Sea Grant
Ohio - Invasive Plant Fact Sheets (19 species & growing)
Iowa – Volunteer  survey effort to track woodland invaders
Kentucky - Exotic Pest Plant Council
Midwest – Info on the newly formed  Midwest Invasive Plant Network
New England - Invasive Plant Atlas
Southeast - Exotic Pest Plant Council (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN)
Tennessee - Exotic Pest Plant Council
Wisconsin - Invasive Plants Association
Wisconsin - UW Green Bay Herbarium
Wisconsin – University of Wisconsin ( Madison ) – State Herbarium
Wisconsin – UW Stevens Point Herbarium
Wisconsin - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources invasive species website
Western North America - Center for Invasive Plant Management

National and International Organizations

APHIS Noxious Weed Program
Ecological Society of America
Federal Noxious Weed Control and Eradication Act - signed into law 11/02/2004
INVADERS database system – Noxious weed listings for all states and southern Canada
IUCN Guidelines - Prevention of Biodiversity Loss Caused by Alien Invasive Species  
NAPIS National Agricultural Pest Information System - quarantines, bio-control, pest profiles
National Invasive Species Council
Invasive Plant Fact Sheets
North American Weed Management Association
Photos (growing collection) - Florida Center for Aquatic & Invasive Plants (MN & VT images)
Plants Database  - USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service 
St. Louis Invasive Plants Species Workshop - Hosted by the Missouri Botanical Garden
The Nature Conservancy – International  
The Nature Conservancy - Weed Control Handbook  
Weed-feeders - Bio-control Agents from Cornell University
Weed Science Society of America  

Selected References About Invasive Plants and Related Subjects

Czarapata, Elizabeth J. 1999.  Invading Weeds
Gleason HA, and Cronquist A. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada.  New York:  The New York Botanical Garden.
Hynes, Erin.  1995.  RODALE’S Successful Organic Gardening CONTROLLING WEEDS.  Emmaus, PA:  Rodale Press
Jenkins, Virginia Scott.  1994.  The Lawn -- A History of an American Obsession.Washington DC:  Smithsonian Institution Press.
Mortensen, Carol Estes. 2000. Weeds of the Northern Lakes States.
Mulligan, Gerald A. 1989.  Common Weeds of Canada Field Guide.  Toronto:  N C Press & Agriculture Canada
Radosevich, Steven, Jodie Holt, and Claudio Ghersa. 1997.  Weed Ecology: Implications for Management, Second Edition.  New York:  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Randall John M. and Janet Marinelli (Eds).  1996.  Invasive Plants -- Weeds of the Global Garden. New York: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Science Press.
Rees, Norman E. (Ed.) et. al.  1996.  Biological Control of Weeds in the West. Montana:  Western Society of Weed Science In cooperation with USDA Agricultural Research Service, Montana Department of Agriculture, and Montana State University. 
Royer, France and Richard Dickinson.  19??.   Weeds of the Northern U.S. and Canada. Edmondton, CA:  Lone Pine Publishing, The University of Alberta Press
Sheley, Roger L. and Janet K. Petroff (Eds.) 1999.  Biology and Management of Noxious Rangeland Weeds.  Corvallis, OR:  Oregon State University Press
U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, 1993.  Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States.  Washington , DC : U.S. Government Printing Office.  OTA-F-565. 
University of Illinois. 1981. Weeds of the North Central States.  Urbana-Champaign:  College of Agriculture , Agricultural Experiment Station.
Voss, Edward G.  Michigan Flora.  Cranberry Institute of Science.  (Three volumes: Gymnosperms & Monocots, Dicots, Dicots Concluded)
Whitson, Tom D. (Ed.) et. al. 1991.   Weeds of the West.  Jackson Hole, WY:  Pioneer of Jackson Hole. 
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  1997.  Wisconsin Manual of Control Recommendations for Ecologically Invasive Plants.  Madison, WI:  Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources , Bureau of Endangered Resources.

printer friendly version