Invasive Plants

Stand of Common Reed (Phragmites) in Little Salt Marsh

Much of the management of Quivira involves the control of invasive plant species.


Both Quivira's wetlands and uplands have been impacted by invasive plant species.  Some, like cattail, common reed, honeylocust, and saltcedar, 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.

 

 

Saltcedar branchlet
Saltcedar (Tamarix gallica
Honeylocust leaves
Honeylocust (Gleditsia tricanthos
Russian Olive leaves
Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)  
Stand of Common Reed (Phragmites)
Common Reed (Phragmites communis
Cheatgrass
Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum
Siberian Elm leaves
Siberian Elm (Ulmus pumila
 Eastern Redcedar branchlets
Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana
 White Mulberry leaves
White Mulberry (Morus alba
 Black Locust leaves
Black Locust (Robinia pseudo-acacia
 Broad-leaved Cattail plants
Broad-leaved Cattail (Typha latifolia
Bull Thistle flower head
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)