“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
Consult this information provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation to learn how to identify and control more than 25 of the most common invasive plants in Missouri.
Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System
One of the most important pieces of information needed to manage invasive plants is knowing where they are located and how widely they are distributed. The Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (EDDSMapS) is an easy way to collect that data and store it in a database that anyone can access. Anyone who can identify an invasive plant can enter the location of a that particular invasive plant. All one needs to do is register on the site and complete a fillable report online. There are instructions for entering a plant’s location available on the site. All records are verified for accuracy. It also has an iPhone App for those that prefer to use their smartphones.
A Guide to Native Landscaping in Missouri from Shaw Nature Reserve and the Missouri Department of Conservation