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Missouri Exotic Pest Plants

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A list of non-native plants that threaten Missouri's native biodiversity

Category C

Plant species that have the capacity to invade native plant communities along disturbance corridors, or to spread from stands in disturbed sites into undisturbed areas, but which seem to principally spread and remain in disturbed corridors.

Click on to see distribution in Missouri.

Click on to see an image of the plant.

Click on MDC for MDC vegetation management information.

Click on PCA for links to the Plant Conservation Alliance's Alien Plant Working Group: Weeds Gone Wild webpage.

Click on PLANTS for a link to the USDA PLANTS National Database (contains images, plant description, distribution maps, etc.).

Agrostis gigantea redtop Poacea PLANTS
Albizia julibrissin mimosa Fabaceae PCA PLANTS
Arthraxon hispidus   Poaceae PLANTS
Bromus inermis Hungarian bromegrass Poaceae PLANTS
Bromus japonicus Japanese bromegrass Poaceae PLANTS
Broussonetia papyrifera paper mulberry Moraceae PLANTS
Cannabis sativa hemp, marijuana Cannabaceae PLANTS
Capsella bursa-pastoris shepard's purse Brassicaceae PLANTS
Catalpa bignonioides catalpa Bignoniaceae PLANTS
Chenopodium album pigweed, lamb's quarters Chenopodiaceae PLANTS
Chenopodium ambrosioides Mexican tea Chenopodiaceae PLANTS
Clematis terniflora leatherleaf clematis Ranunculaceae PLANTS
Conium maculatum poison hemlock Apiaceae PLANTS
Dipsacus fullonum Fuller's teasel Dipsacaceae MDC PLANTS
Dipsacus laciniatus cut-leaved teasel Dipsacaceae MDC PLANTS
Echinochloa crus-galli barnyard grass Poaceae PLANTS
Echium vulgare common vipersbugloss Boraginaceae PLANTS
Egeria densa Brazilian waterweed Hydrocharitaceae PLANTS
Euphorbia esula leafy spurge, wolf's milk Euphorbiaceae MDC PCA PLANTS
Hesperis matronalis dame's rocket Brassicaceae PLANTS
Hordeum pusillum little barley Poaceae PLANTS
Humulus japonicus Japanese hops Cannabaceae PLANTS
Koelreuteria paniculata golden rain, pride of India Sapindaceae PLANTS
Leptochloa panicoides Amazon sprangletop Poaceae PLANTS
Linum usitatissimum common flax Linaceae PLANTS
Lonicera sempervirens trumpet honeysuckle Caprifoliaceae PLANTS
Lysimachia nummularia moneywort Primulaceae PLANTS
Mentha spicata spearmint Lamiaceae PLANTS
Mentha x piperita peppermint Lamiaceae PLANTS
Miscanthus sinensis zebra grass Poaceae PLANTS
Paulownia tomentosa princess tree Schrophulariaceae PCA PLANTS
Perilla frutescens beefsteak plant Lamiaceae PLANTS
Phleum pratense timothy Poaceae PLANTS
Polygonum caespitosum bunchy knotweed Polygonaceae PLANTS
Populus alba white poplar Salicaceae PCA PLANTS
Quercus acutissima sawtooth oak Fagaceae PLANTS
Rubus phoenicolasius wineberry Rosaceae PLANTS
Rumex crispus curly dock Polygonaceae PLANTS
Rumex obtusifolius bitter dock Polygonaceae PLANTS
Setaria glauca smooth millet Poaceae  
Setaria viridis green millet Poaceae PLANTS
Sida spinosa prickly sida Malvaceae PLANTS
Solanum dulcamara climbing nightshade Solanaceae PLANTS
Spiraea japonica Japanese spiraea Rosceae PCA PLANTS
Tamarix ramosissima saltcedar Tamaricaceae PCA PLANTS
Taraxacum officinale common dandelion Asteraceae PLANTS
Torilis arvensis hedge-parsley Apiaceae PLANTS
Tribulus terrestris puncturevine Zygophyllaceae PLANTS

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