Indiana’s Invasive Plant List

The Invasive Plant Advisory Committee of the Indiana Invasive Species Council has developed an invasive plant list for Indiana and it is now available at http://www.entm.purdue.edu/IISC/invasiveplants.php.  An assessment document was created for each species, evaluating the invasive threat it poses for Indiana.  Those assessment documents can be accessed at the same web link as above, simply by clicking on the plant name. 

This is just a start – 95 species are on the list, but more remain to be assessed, and they will be added as time allows. 

The IISC approved this list at their Sept. 26 meeting, and agreed to ask the DNR regulator of invasive plants to explore removing those species that ranked as highly invasive from trade in Indiana.

Comments

    Carolyn wrote on August 12, 2016

    If Bi-color Lespedeza is an invasive Plant why is it allowed to be sold by seed companies? Why Does the FSA not control what is planted in the CRP program fields? I have told others not to plant this plant in their CRP fields and they tell me it is not listed as an invasive plant. And the FSA never says anything when they turn in the list of seeds that are planted.

    Carole Mitchell wrote on July 15, 2016

    How can I get some hard copies of the brochure sent to me so I can share?

    Wendy Ford wrote on April 25, 2016

    Here's the link: https://www.entm.purdue.edu/iisc/invasiveplants.php

    Helen V. Davis wrote on April 19, 2016

    I agree about having a list of invasive plants, which you probably already have and I will look for it, but just in case, please send the list, please!

    Rionna Trotman wrote on March 05, 2016

    you guy s should show pictures of the invasive species

    Rionna Trotman wrote on March 05, 2016

    list the plants where we can actually see them

    curtis wrote on May 15, 2015

    The USDA has a great site where you can see pictures of most if not all of these plants. I am writing you to let you know about a new product for removing unwanted and invasive woody plants such as trees (norway maple) and shrubs ( Japanese Barberry) and is called Uprooter. I make this tool myself, here in Grants Pass, Oregon. Uprooter is a manually operated tool which increases the users ability to grip and pull out the offending plant. I have attached our flyer and will include this link to our website where you can see Uprooter in action theuprooter.com. If you have any questions please email me or you can give me a call at 541-226-9872. If you know of anyone that may be interested in my new tool feel free to share this information with them. Thank You, Curtis Pearce Owner/Operator UPROOTER 541-226-9872 curtis@theuprooter.com

    Gilatia wrote on May 15, 2015

    There is a tree with leaves that are like poison ivy. To see an image of this tree go to http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=JN.lxeDmG6F3EbpSh9zVXPEog&w=84&h=105&c=7&rs=1&qlt=90&pid=3.1&rm=2.help!

    Gintal wrote on May 15, 2015

    White Pines

    curtis wrote on May 07, 2014

    The USDA has a great site where you can see pictures of most if not all of these plants. I am writing you to let you know about a new product for removing unwanted and invasive woody plants such as trees (norway maple) and shrubs ( Japanese Barberry) and is called Uprooter. I make this tool myself, here in Grants Pass, Oregon. Uprooter is a manually operated tool which increases the users ability to grip and pull out the offending plant. I have attached our flyer and will include this link to our website where you can see Uprooter in action theuprooter.com. If you have any questions please email me or you can give me a call at 541-226-9872. If you know of anyone that may be interested in my new tool feel free to share this information with them. Thank You, Curtis Pearce Owner/Operator UPROOTER 541-226-9872 curtis@theuprooter.com

    Wendy Ford wrote on April 28, 2014

    Our website has photos of some of the worst here:

    Dame’s rocket invasive in Indiana gardens, natural areas | Hoosier Gardener wrote on April 25, 2014

    [...] the plants. At a minimum, remove flowers before seeds develop. For more info, download a pamphlet on invasive plants from the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower [...]

    Keri wrote on April 20, 2014

    I live in NW Indiana and have a weed overtaking my flower bed. It grows four to five feet tall (very quickly) and has broad leaves and hollow stalks. The root balls spider out but get quite large and are white and wet inside. I have dug it up, sprayed it with total kill and nothing works. Who would I contact for assistance with this issue?

    Gina wrote on April 17, 2014

    Your list of invasive plants is great but... Images of theses bad guys would be much more helpful than a list of their Latin names. ;)

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