Staff and volunteers of the Wild Flower Society , as well as a number of other agencies, have produced publications and articles on invasive plant species. To view some of these online, visit the links below.
[Note: most of these documents are presented in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Many of them are large files that may take a long time to download. For these, we recommend a high-speed internet connection (cable, DSL). You may wish to download the files to your own computer for faster viewing in the future.]
a further exploration of the identification and management of Invasive Plant Species, published in 2006, building on the popular 1998 Conservation Notes: Invaders publication.
a special publication on Invasive Plants published in 1998 by the New England Wild Flower Society with many pictures of invasive plant species and information about their spread and control.
Invasive Plants: Know them - Don't grow them. published May 2008 by New England Wild Flower Society. A convenient 2-sided rack card listing major invasive plants in the New England area, with resources for more information about invasive plant indentification and control.
A list of native plant alternatives to invasive or potentially invasive non-native plants in the landscape. Originally published as part of Native Trees, Shrubs & Vines: A Guide to Using, Growing, and Propagating North American Woody Plants by William Cullina.
- Massachusetts Evaluation for Invasiveness Plant List.
This list evaluates 85 plant species (conducted in two phases over 6 years) and is a result of the collaborative work of the Massachusetts Invasive Plant Advisory Group. It includes an annotated list of Invasive, Likely Invasive, and Potentially Invasive species.
- Strategic Recommendations for Managing Invasive Plants in Massachusetts.
This document identifies the essential components of a strategic response to invasive plant species for Massachusetts and suggests a management framework to maximize the efforts of all concerned.
Written for Wellesley College by Christopher Mattrick, the former Senior Conservation Program Manager for the New England Wild Flower Society.
Guide to the Identification of Invasive Species
This guide, originally published for the White Mountain National Forest Invasive Survey, reviews the identification of approximately 40 of New England’s Invasive Plants with illustrations, photographs, and text. This is a work in progress. New species will be added to the guide periodically. To view the guide, click on the links below. The document is in the form of a series of Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files.
- Guide to invasive species control coming soon.