Virginia invasive species information, including news, invasive species lists, and fact sheets, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Natural Heritage Division.

Non-Native Invasive Plant Species Control Treatments, Virginia Department of Forestry. Concise, up to date summary.

Information about invasive plants in the U.S., including fact sheets. Natural Resources Conservation Services

Dutch Creek Lane, shown here lined with Japanese stiltgrass, provides a corridor for the expansion of invasive plants.

BOOKS (including online free editions)


Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas, J. Swearingen, et al., National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 2014. With 80 invasives, plus native alternatives.

A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests, James H. Miller, et al., U.S. Forest Service, Southern Research Station Gen. Tech. Rpt SRS 131, (2015). Full text online

A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests, James H. Miller, et al., U.S. Forest Service, Southern Research Station Gen. Tech. Rpt SRS-119, (2010). Great pictures. Full text online. Find it on Amazon.

Invasive Species: What Everyone Needs to Know – Daniel Simberloff (2013)

How to Eradicate Invasive Plants, Teri Chace, (2013)

Mistaken Identity? Invasive Plants and their Native Look-Alikes, Sarver et al., published by Delaware Department of Agriculture, (2008). Full text online

Invasive Plants: Guide to Identification and the Impacts and Control of Common North American Species, Sylvan Rames Kaufman (2007)


Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants, C. Colston Burrell (2006)

Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States: The Guide to Creating a Sustainable Landscape, Tony Dove & Ginger Woolridge (2018)

Piedmont Native Plants – A Guide for Landscapes and Gardens, Plant Northern Piedmont Natives Regional Campaign

The Southeast Native Plant Primer, Larry Mellichamp, Paula Gross, Will Stuart

Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses, James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller (2019)

Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast, Laura Cotterman et al (2019)

Native Plants of the Southeast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 460 Species for the Garden, Larry Mellichamp, (2014)

Wildflowers of the Southeast Field Guide (Wildflower Identification Guides), Jaret C. Daniels and Stan Tekiela (2012)

Wildflowers of the Western Chesapeake – A Guide to Common and Rare Native Species Richard H Wiegand (2011)

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Doug Tallamy (2009)

Natures Best Hope, Doug Tallamy (2020)

Native Trees of the Southeast Katherine Kirkman, Claud L. Brown, et al. (2007)

Gardening with Native Plants of the South, Sally Wazowski (1994)