Did you know that you can quickly and easily buy our publications online through The Morton Arboretum's online store? If you need to place a bulk order via purchase order, please call the MIPN Coordinator at (630) 719-5649.
Remember, MIPN members get a 10% discount every day!
MIPN has created a variety of print publications and on-line tools. See below for a description of our products and pricing. Several of our publications are free to download below!
A Field Guide to Invasive Plants of the Midwest The field guide includes color photos, identification information, a map showing range and relative abundance for each species in the region, and information on ecological threats caused by each invasive plant. The species included are 36 of the most widespread and problematic invasive plants in the Midwest. This 68 page, spiral-bound field guide is $4.00 per copy plus shipping. Order online!
Pocket Naturalist Guide to Invasive Plants of the Eastern U.S. This guide is a great tool for quick field identification. It is laminated to withstand field conditions and fits easily in a pocket, field bag, or glove compartment. The guide includes descriptions of 69 invasive plants. Cost: $4.00 per copy plus shipping. Order online!
Why Should I Care about Invasive Plants? This colorful, photo-filled brochure outlines the impact of invasive plants on various stakeholders, including hikers, boaters and gardeners. It provides basic information about common Midwest invaders and also addresses seven common myths about invasive plants. This 23 page brochure costs $1.00 per copy plus shipping. Order Online!
Play Clean Go (PCG) partners can find a PCG branded pdf of this brochure here. If you would like to order PCG branded brochures, please call the MIPN Coordinator at (630) 719-5649 before placing your online order.
Landscape Alternatives for Invasive Plants of the Midwest is a free mobile app available for iOS and Android through the respective app store. The accompanying brochure is out of print, but is available as a free pdf download. Both the app and brochure were written with gardeners in mind. The brochure, with limited space, lists invasives with native and exotic non-invasive alternatives, while the app does the same but also includes an abundance of pictures, descriptions of key speces identifiers, ecological threats for invasive species, and ideal growing conditions for alternatives.
CWMA Cookbook: A Recipe for Success The CWMA Cookbook is a how-to guide for developing and sustaining a Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) in the Eastern United States. The cookbook provides step-by-step instructions for organizing a new CWMA, in addition to general information on the benefits of CWMAs and a compilation of available funding opportunities. If you are interested in organizing a CWMA in your area and would like to order copies of the CWMA cookbook, please contact the MIPN Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 719-5649.
Keep a Lookout Flyers*
MIPN's Keep a Lookout flyers are double-sided one-page handouts that provide photos, range maps, and short descriptions of new and potential plant invaders.
*NOTE: We have recently been made aware that there are inaccuracies on the distribution maps appearing on these flyers, particularly for isolated occurrences of aquatic species. For example, the occurrence of water chestnut (Trapa natans) in western Missouri and European frog-bit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae) in central Illinois cannot be substantiated. As such, we do not recommend you cite these fliers as a source of species distribution information.
Keep a Lookout Flyers for New Invasive Plants in the Midwest
Print copies are available for the cost of shipping. Order online!
Keep a Lookout for New Invasive Plants in the Northern Great Plains
These flyers are available in PDF only.
MIPN Control Database The MIPN Control Database compiles information about control methods for many of the invasive plants common in the Midwest into a searchable format. Control information was collected through scientific literature review, expert opinion, and user input. The database is the result of a partnership between MIPN and Mark Renz's lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
This MIPN-produced 14 minute video documents the impact of common buckthorn, Japanese barberry, burning bush, and Callery pear on natural areas in the Midwest. Please watch and share with your friends, neighbors, and colleagues!
MIPN Fact Sheets
These fact sheets provide more information for the plants listed in our Keep a Lookout flyers. Each fact sheet includes pictures, identifying characteristics, an overview of ecological impacts, a range map, and a link to control information. These are available in PDF format only.