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Take Action—Invasive Plants

Press the images below to find out how to take action!

Plant Habitat!

Plant habitat by adding more diversity to your home landscape! In addition to seeing more butterflies and hummingbirds and supporting pollinators, you might also enjoy some of the benefits below:

  • Trees: cut hot summer temps inside your home and in your backyard.
  • Shrubs: best for birds! Most suburbs have few shrubs, which provide valuable nesting space.
  • Grasses: bunchgrasses like little bluestem or switchgrass create strong winter interest in gardens
  • Flowers: pro-pollinator!


Don’t plant a pest

Most invasive plants arrived by way of our gardens, planted for their hardiness or beauty. Many invasive plants are still available for purchase. As climate change progresses, what plants that are invasive in warmer regions will become more invasive in southeast Michigan? Learn more by watching the video below

Before you go shopping for plants, print and carry this guide to alternatives to invasive ornamental plants, or download the free app “Landscape Alternatives for Invasive Plants of the Midwest” available for iOS or Android through your app store.

Support control efforts, at home and in your community

The Big Four Rouge Rescue Invasive Plants

Please review the species below and remove them from your yard. Press each photo to learn more about the plant.

Garlic mustard. Photo by Vicki Ashton, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Common buckthorn. Photo by Kenraiz Ziarnek (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Dame’s Rocket. Photo by Aaron Stokes (CC BY 2.0)

Honeysuckle. Photo by F. D. Richards (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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