Awareness: Wetland and Riparian Species
Wetland and riparian species prefer habitats with consistently wet soils. While their sunlight preferences may vary, the plants featured on this list will typically be found in wetlands and along the shorelines of lakes, rivers, and streams. While ISN cannot often prioritize grant funding toward control of these species, we want to empower
landowners and groups to manage these plants through education and
technical assistance. Please click on an image below to be directed to the species' MISIN page (Midwest Invasive Species Information Network.)
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) prefer complete saturation and while ISN does not actively manage these species, they are important to recognize as many can cause harm to our fresh water ecosystems. A list of some of the more common species can be found on the AIS page. For direct inquiries on these species, please contact the Aquatic Invasive Species Pathways Program.
*All photos belong to their original owners and are pulled from various sources including MISIN, Bugwood, and various land managers associated with ISN.