Both Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge's wetlands and uplands have been impacted by invasive plant
species. Some, like sericea lespedeza, honeylocust, johnson grass, sumac, dogwood, and eastern red ceder, are
present in some areas in large, monotypic stands. Control and eradication, a
primary management goal, is an ongoing challenge. Below are some of the most
common and persistent species.
Sericea Lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata)
Johnson Grass(Sorghum halepense) on right side of Picture
Eastern Red Ceder (Juniperus virginiana)
Smooth Sumac(Rhus glabra)
Roughleaf Dogwood(Cornus drummondii)
Honey Locust(Gleditsia triacanthos)
We are currently looking for landowners interested in participating or learning more about the Legacy Conservation Easement Program, contact Refuge Manager Jack Bohannan at 620-392-5553x103.