Books  Botany & Plant Science  Floras & Botanical Field Guides  Americas: North America 

Invasive Plants of The Upper Midwest: An Illustrated Guide to their Identification and Control

Field / Identification Guide

By: Elizabeth J Czarapata

215 pages, Col photos,

University of Wisconsin Press

Paperback | Jul 2005 | #154773 | ISBN: 0299210545
Availability: Usually dispatched within 5 days Details
NHBS Price: £26.50 $32/€30 approx
Hardback | Jul 2005 | #154772 | ISBN: 0299210502
Out of Print Details

About this book

This book will be an essential resource for land managers, nature lovers, property owners, farmers, landscapers, educators, botanists, foresters, and gardeners. Invasive plants are a growing threat to ecosystems everywhere. Often originating in distant climes, they spread to woodlands, wetlands, prairies, roadsides, and backyards that lack the biological controls that kept these plants in check in their homelands. This guide includes more than 250 color photos that will help identify problem trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, sedges, and herbaceous plants (including aquatic invaders). The text offers further details of plant identification; manual, mechanical, biological, and chemical control techniques; information and advice about herbicides; and suggestions for related ecological restoration and community education efforts. Also included are a glossary, a matrix of existing and potential invasive species in the Upper Midwest, an index with both scientific and common plant names, advice on agencies to contact with questions, and other resources.

Here are the practical information and photographs people need to identify and control the ruinous invasive plants that are changing the landscape of the Midwest. - Ken Solis, cofounder of the Weed-Out Program of the Park People of Milwaukee County"

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!


Elizabeth J. Czarapata (1950-2003) was director of the Weed-Out Program of the Park People of Milwaukee County, a member of the Wild Ones Natural Landscapers and the Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin, and the founder of the Wind Lake Environmental Club.

Bestsellers in this subject