Invasive Plant

State Moves To Ban Invasive Plants Trade

Jul 17, 2018

The Indiana Natural Resources Commission adopted a preliminary measure on Tuesday that would make the sale, transport, introduction, or distribution of more than 40 invasive plants illegal. 

Wyatt Willliams, interpretive naturalist at Spring Mill State Park, kneels down in a patch of invasive periwinkle. He says it was planted there as a ground cover. (Rebecca Thiele/IPB News)
Rebecca Thiele

It’s safe to say invasive plants don’t care about property lines. That's where CISMAs come in — Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas. There are 10 in the state right now and seven more in the works. 

Fast-Growing Invasive Vine Found In Indiana

May 21, 2018
Mile-a-minute vine (USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's Plant Protection and Quarantine)
Rebecca Thiele

A new invasive vine that can grow up to six inches a day could be spreading in the state. Experts found the mile-a-minute vine in Monroe County. It’s dead now, but they say it likely won’t be the last we see of the plant.