TABLE OF CONTENTS


1. INTRODUCTION

2. INTO ACTION

3. ECOLOGY & RESTORATION

4. INVASIVES & BEYOND

INVASIVE PLANTS
GLOSSARY
INVASIVE CATALOGUE
NATIVE PLANTS

5. WRAPPING UP

Invasive Plant Catalogue and Helpful Links


Browse the Plant Catalogue

Take ten or fifteen minutes to browse through the catalog of invasive plants we consider the greatest threat to wildlife habitat at JHNWR. Again, please don't feel you need to memorize every detail of information at this point, just try to become familiar with the species in the catalog and notice the methods of removal, you should see a pattern emerging before you are finished browsing the catalog. Note which plants you are the least familiar with, this will be important information when we complete the field training at the refuge.

Invasive Plant Catalogue

Want to Learn More About Botany?

General Introduction to Botany

A basic introduction created by the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

Sites for or by Children

I've provided these links for our educators and younger weed warriors but sometimes sites produced for children provide a much clearer introduction to the basics. If you are completely new to botany, take a quick look through these sites, they provide a concise introduction to the fundamentals.

Plant Structure

Plant Structure

Plant Life Cycle

Basic Introduction

The Structure of Flowers

This Wikipedia page is very useful in understanding the structure of flowers, flowers are very important in plant identification.

How to Identify Plants

This site is primarily focused on the flora of British Columbia but provides some tips for learning to identify plants once you gain some experience.

Guides to Botanical Terms

This is a thorough list (there are many online) but without illustrations. I provide it for your information but illustrated guides are generally more helpful.

Illustrated Glossary for Leaves

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Plant Physiology

Plant Physiology is not really a necessary topic to explore for plant identification but for those of you (like me) who are fascinated with the whys of things, you might find it an intriguing topic.

Plant Images for Verifying Identification

This is one of my favorite sites when I am trying to verify identification of a plant.

This site focuses specifically on identifying invasive plant species

A Link to Links

This may have more links to botanical sites than anything I've ever seen. Happy foraging!

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