Invasive Plant

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.