The following websites and online versions of publications are helpful resources, providing more complete lists of invasive plants and techniques for their management, including preventive measures, as well as manual, mechanical, cultural, chemical, and biological controls.
Non-Native Invasive Plants of Arlington County, Virginia
Non-Native Invasive Plants of the City of Alexandria, Virginia
Invasive Alien Plant Species of Virginia. Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation. Includes invasive plants list and fact sheets.
Factsheets. Blue Ridge PRISM, Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management. Includes excellent illustrated fact sheets for twelve targeted species with separate detailed fact sheets on control methods. The information on the proper application of herbicides is especially important in ensuring their safe and effective use.
Global Invasive Species Database. Searchable database with control data compiled from multiple scholarly articles and publications.
James H. Miller, Erwin B. Chambliss, and Nancy J. Loewenstein, Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests. United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. Descriptions of 56 selected plants found in 13 southern states, including Virginia, provide management strategies and recommend control procedures.
Least Wanted: Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas. Plant Conservation Alliance, U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management. Illustrated fact sheets edited by the National Park Service and The Nature Conservancy include control data compiled from multiple scholarly sources..
Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests. United States Department of Agriculture. Effective control prescriptions for 56 non-native plants.
Non-Native Invasive ID and Control. Fairfax County Park Authority. Citizen’s guide to recognizing and controlling plants commonly found in backyards.
Non-Native Invasive Plants Species Control Treatments. Virginia Department of Forestry. Management tactics for controlling major invasive species, including timing, methods, and herbicide rates.
More resources for Mid-Atlantic gardeners:
Best Bets: Plants for Particular Uses
Making Your Yard Sustainable
Gardening Basics for Arlington & Alexandria, VA
Tried and True Native Plants for the Mid-Atlantic