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Invasive Plants

Phragmites 2Much 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 (Tamarix gallica
Honeylocust (Gleditsia tricanthos
Russian Olive
Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)  
Common Reed (Phragmites communis
Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum
Siberian Elm
Siberian Elm (Ulmus pumila
 Eastern Redcedar
Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana
 White Mulberry
White Mulberry (Morus alba
 Black Locust
Black Locust (Robinia pseudo-acacia
 Broad-leaved Cattail
Broad-leaved Cattail (Typha latifolia
Bull Thistle
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)  




Last Updated: Jan 26, 2012
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