Invasive Plant Management Factsheets

Tree-of-Heaven. Photo credit: Richard Gardner,

The Renz Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension has created a series of factsheets discussing the identification and control of many common invasive plant species problematic to natural areas.

Mechanical, cultural and chemical control methods are discussed in detail, including the effectiveness of the control method and appropriate rates and timings of chemical control applications.

The factsheets cover the following species:

  • Asian Bittersweet
  • Bird’s-foot Trefoil
  • Black Locust
  • Black Swallow-Wort
  • Buckthorn (Common, Glossy)
  • Common Tansy
  • Creeping Bellflower
  • Crown Vetch
  • Dame’s Rocket
  • Field Bindweed
  • Garlic Mustard
  • Hedge-Parsley (Japanese, Spreading)
  • Hill Mustard
  • Honeysuckle (Amur, Bell’s, Japanese, Morrow’s, Tartarian)
  • Japanese Barberry
  • Japanese Hop
  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Japanese Stiltgrass
  • Leafy Spurge
  • Multiflora Rose
  • Poison Hemlock
  • Privet (Border, Common)
  • Purple Loosestrife
  • Quackgrass
  • Sericea Lespedeza
  • Spotted Knapweed
  • Sweetclover (white, yellow)
  • Teasel (Common, Cut-leaved)
  • Thistle (Bull, Canada, European Marsh, Musk, Plumeless)
  • Tree-of-Heaven
  • Wild Chervil
  • Wild Parsnip
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