Invasive Plants of Wisconsin

Invasive plants of Wisconsin include both non-native and native aggressive species that can and often will dominate a small to large area. The dominance is such that it clearly threatens the diversity of many native ecosystems. Common invasives include:

  • Eurasian bush honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.)
  • Eurasian buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica and R. frangula)
  • garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
  • reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

The Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin (IPAW) is the primary group working to address the problems presented by these invasive species, with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources site being another useful source of information.

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