Midwest

Alliaria petiolata 

Invader Scientific and Common NameAlternative Scientific NameAlternative Common NamePlant TypeSources
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Senecio aureus Golden ragwort   Missouri Botanic Garden
Geranium maculatum Wild geranium   Missouri Botanic Garden
Diarrhena obovata American beakgrass   Missouri Botanic Garden

Butomus umbellatus 

Invader Scientific and Common NameAlternative Scientific NameAlternative Common NamePlant TypeSources
Butomus umbellatus  
(flowering rush)
Juncus effusus  Common rush, soft rush Marginal Midwest Invasive Plant Network
Schoenoplectus pungens  Common threesquare Marginal Midwest Invasive Plant Network
Schoenoplectus acutus Hardstem bulrush Marginal Midwest Invasive Plant Network

Lythrum salicaria  

Invader Scientific and Common NameAlternative Scientific NameAlternative Common NamePlant TypeSources
Lythrum salicaria  (purple loosestrife)
Liatris spicata 'Kobold' Blazing stars   Midwest Invasive Plant Network
Liatris pychnostachya  Blazing stars Marginal Midwest Invasive Plant Network
Vernonia fasciculata  Prairie ironweed   Midwest Invasive Plant Network
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal flower   Midwest Invasive Plant Network
Asclepias incarnata  Swamp milkweed Marginal Midwest Invasive Plant Network
Juncus effusus Soft rush Marginal Missouri Botanic Garden
Filipendula rubra Queen of the prairie   Missouri Botanic Garden
Lythrum alatum Winged loosestrife   Missouri Botanic Garden

Phalaris arundinacea

Invader Scientific and Common NameAlternative Scientific NameAlternative Common NamePlant TypeSources
Phalaris arundinacea (ribbon grass)
Spartina pectinata ‘Aureomarginata’  Variegated prairie cord grass   Midwest Invasive Plant Network
Carex morrowii Ice dance sedge   Midwest Invasive Plant Network
Selsleria autumnalis Autumn moor grass   Midwest Invasive Plant Network

Rhamnus cathartica

Invader Scientific and Common NameAlternative Scientific NameAlternative Common NamePlant TypeSources
Rhamnus cathartica (European buckthorn)
Crataegus viridis Green hawthorn   Missouri Botanic Garden
Bumelia lanuginosum Gum bumelia   Missouri Botanic Garden
Euonymus atropupureus Wahoo   Missouri Botanic Garden