Music Videos

In March of 2001 at the first Wisconsin Plants Out of Place Conference the Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin was founded. A packed conference of 600 people shared their enthusiasm for starting IPAW and their knowledge about invasive plants. Ken Lonquist, a song-writer and folk-singer from Madison, was hired to close out the conference with a short concert. We asked Ken to write a song about invasive plants. The result was...

Night of the Invasive Plants

By Ken Lonnquist

For more information on Ken, visit his website at

The Forest Pest Rap

Take 2 minutes, if you can, to enjoy this Forest Pest Rap, written to advertise the new FAO Guide re forest pest prevention.

FAO's communications specialist Tullia Baldassarri did a great job on this video.

The FAO Guide provides easy to understand information on International Standards for Phytosanitary measures (ISPM's) and how forest management practices can play a role in minimizing pest prevalence and spread. It will soon be available in Arabic,Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. The English version is available and can be freely downloaded at:


Files are PDF format.
Title Download File Size
Native Plant Nurseries Download 199 KB
Restoration Consultants
Download 192 KB
Restoration Consultants by County - UW Download 277 KB
Suggested Mowing Times for Select Species in Southern Wisconsin Download 338 KB
Suggested Timing of Control for Select Species in Southern Wisconsin Download 24 KB
Wisconsin DNR - Invasive Plant Field Guide Order  
Wisconsin DNR - Invasive Plant Field Guide View  

Invasive Plant Identification Videos

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Agronomy Department and UW-Extension is pleased to present a series of videos for the identification of invasive plants.

Title Video Time
Black Swallow-Wart (Vincetoxicum nigrum) View 2:51
Bush Honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.) View 2:53
Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense) View 2:53
Common Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) View 2:28
Common Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) View 3:49
Creeping Bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides) View 3:20
Dame's Rocket (Hesperis matronalis) View 2:04
 Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) View 2:20
 Hill Mustard (Bunias orientailis) View 2:52
Japanese Hedgeparlsey (Torilis japonica) View 3:15
Japanese Hop (Humulus japonicus) View 2:47
Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia esula) View 2:10
Perennial Pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium) View 2:59
Plumeless Thistle (Carduus acanthoides) View 2:54
Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum) View 3:02
Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea stoebe) View 2:32
Wild Chervil (Anthriscus sylvestris) View 2:44
Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) View 2:26


Files are PDF format.


Title Download File Size
Garlic Mustard Download 566 KB
Japanese Knotweed Download 608 KB
Knotweed Crisp - link Link
Prickly Ash Download 608 KB
Yellow Rocket Download 666 KB


Flickr Photostream

Who knew invasive plants could be so much fun!

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