Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium, Inc.


Shop Local

Landscape Alternatives

LandscapeAlternative1For invasive plants of the Midwest

Do you have questions about ornamental plants that may be considered invasive and want a list of alternative plant options that are available?  If so, the Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN) has created a great resource for you – a publication called Landscape Alternatives for Invasive Plants of the Midwest.  The brochure lists invasive plants sold in the ornamental trade industry and offers similar, alternative species (native and non-native) which MIPN recommends as replacements. 

Landscape Alternatives is also available as a mobile App for android and apple products. MIPN staff has recently updated this Application to include four additional invasive species: English ivy (Hedera helix), Chinese silvergrass (Miscanthus sinensis), porcelain berry (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata), and callery pear (Pyrus calleryana) along with 36 recommended alternatives to those species.

The brochure can be purchased from the MIPN website ( and you can download the App here!

Spread the word about this resource and help limit the purchase (and spread) of invasive plants throughout the mid-western United States!