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Black Locust

Black Locust

Black locusts threaten prairies, savannahs and upland forests. They have an extensive root system that allows them to reproduce clonally, sprouting many clones in one area. As they grow, they’ll form islands of dense canopy which shade out any plants below them.

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Norway Maple

Norway Maple

Norway maples produce large numbers of seeds which can be widely dispersed due to their winged samaras.

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Multi-flora Rose

Multi-flora Rose

Multi-flora rose is extremely prolific, producing large amounts of seeds which are dispersed by birds. These seeds can remain viable for 20 years

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Border Privet

Border Privet

Border privet is a deciduous shrub that may grow to be 20 ft. tall. It forms dense thickets, shading out native plants. It also displaces native shrubs and seedlings in regenerating forests.

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Cattails – Narrowleaf and Hybrid

Cattails – Narrowleaf and Hybrid

The dense rhizome mats and thick layer of leaf litter that cattails produce, exclude other plants from growing within cattail stands, making them a threat to biodiversity.

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Japanese Barberry

Japanese Barberry

Japanese barberry is a deciduous shrubs that can grow 8 ft. tall. It has grooved stems with single or paired thorns in the nodes.

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Dames Rocket

Dames Rocket

Dames rocket is a flowering biennial that was introduced in North America in the 1600s. During its first year, it grows as a basal rosette. In its second year, its flowering stem grows up to 4 ft. tall. Dames rocket has alternate, lance-shaped leaves with serrate margins.

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Common Daylily

Common Daylily

Daylilies produce clusters of 5-9 large, showy orange flowers. Each individual flower exists only for one day.

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Spotted Knapweed

Spotted Knapweed

Spotted knapweed is an herbaceous biennial, although it may live for up to nine years. In its first year it grows in a basal rosette with 6-8” leaves. In every year after that, it can grow up to 3 ft. tall with flowers growing at the ends of its many branching stems.

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Chinese Silver Grass

Chinese Silver Grass

Chinese silver grass rapidly spreads in areas that have been disturbed, such as roadsides. It is considered a wildfire hazard because it produces large amounts of highly flammable, dry plant material.

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Reed Canarygrass

Reed Canarygrass

Reed canarygrass can reach 5 ft. in height. Its leaves are hairless, reaching up to 10” long and 1⁄4″ to 1⁄3″ wide. This grass has an extensive root system and spreads primarily through rhizomes, but also produces a high number of seeds.

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Bush Honeysuckle

Bush Honeysuckle

The invasive bush honeysuckles are deciduous shrubs that may grow to be 15 ft. tall. Honeysuckle leaves are opposite, have smooth margins, and can vary in shape, being oval or tapered at the tip.

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Lesser Celandine

Lesser Celandine

Lesser celandine is a low-growing, herbaceous perennial that has the ability to form extensive mats across the ground. It can be identified by its dark and shiny green, kidney-shaped leaves.

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Mugwort

Mugwort

Mugwort is a perennial herb that grows 2-5 ft. tall. The upper surface of the alternate leaves are dark green and smooth, while the undersides are silvery and hairy. Its leaves are variable in shape.

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White Nose Syndrome

White Nose Syndrome

White nose syndrome is caused by an invasive (non-native) fungus, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, which affects hibernating bats. The fungus exists in caves and abandoned mines where bats spend the winter hibernating.

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