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Unformatted text preview: USDA is an equal opportunity employer & provider. Other Invasives in Indiana Although many are still commonly available in nurseries, the following additional invasive plants are currently threatening natural areas in Indiana. Avoid planting these and learn to recognize and eliminate them before they spread. Indiana Distribution: A=All, N=North, C=Central, S=South Habitat Invaded: O=Openland, F=Forest, W=Wetland FLOWERS Canada thistle Cirsium arvense A O Dame’s rocket Hesperis matronalis A F,O Sericea lespedeza Lespedeza cuneata A O Sweet clover Melilotus alba, M. ofFcinalis A O Star of Bethlehem Ornithogalum umbellatum S,C F Japanese knotweed Polygonum cuspidatum S F GRASSES Smooth brome Bromus inermis A F,O Tall fescue ¡estuca elatior A O Japanese stilt grass Microstegium vimineum S,C F Maiden grass Miscanthus sinensis S O VINES AND GROUNDCOVERS Purple winter creeper Euonymus fortunei A F Creeping Charlie Glechoma hederacea A F,O Japanese hops Humulus japonicus S F Creeping Jenny Lysimachia nummularia A F,W Kudzu Pueraria lobata S F,O Periwinkle Vinca minor A F SHRUBS Black alder Alnus glutinosa A F Winged burning bush Euonymus alatus A F Bicolor lespedeza Lespedeza bicolor A F,O Common privet Ligustrum vulgare A F Multi¡ora rose Rosa multi¢ora A O Highbush cranberry Viburnum opulus v. opulus N F,W TREES Norway maple Acer platanoides N,C F Tree-of-heaven Ailanthus altissima S F White mulberry Morus alba N O Black locust Robinia pseudoacacia N,C O Siberian elm Ulmus pumila A F For more information on native & invasive plants, please contact: • Indiana Native Plant and Wildfower Society www.inpaws.org • The Nature Conservancy 1505 N. Delaware St, Ste 200 Indianapolis, IN 46202 317-951-8818 tncweeds.ucdavis.edu/ • IDNR Division o¡ Nature Preserves 402 W. Washington St. Rm W267 Indianapolis, IN 46204 317-232-4052 www.in.gov/dnr/naturepr/index.html • Plant Conservation Alliance www.nps.gov/plants/ • Natural Resource Conservation Service plant-materials.nrcs.usda.gov INDIANA NATIVE PLANT and Wildflower Society Indiana Distribution Habitat Invaded July, 2003 What Can We Do? Avoid using non-native invasive plants in your garden; ask your nursery for native, non-invasive alternatives. More information is available in the INPAWS brochure “Landscaping with Plants Native to Indiana” and in the book Go Native by Carolyn Harstad (Indiana University Press, 1999). Scout your property for invasive species, and remove invasives before they become a problem. For more information on how to control them see The Nature Conservancy’s web site listed below. Alert people in your neighborhood and place of work about the problem with invasives and what species to watch for....
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course LA 227 taught by Professor Annhildner during the Fall '10 term at Purdue.
- Fall '10