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Acknowledgements and Resources

The Rhode Island Natural History Survey (RINHS) maintains current lists of invasive and weedy plants in Rhode Island on which this guide is based. RINHS strives to connect those with knowledge about Rhode Island’s native species with each other and with those who can use that knowledge for research, education, or conservation.
rinhs.org/

University of Massachusetts Amherst Extension Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program Weed Herbarium, which is a primary source of images for this guide, is an excellent online resource complete with brief descriptions of plants.
extension.umass.edu/landscape/weed-herbarium/

Invasive.org, a joint project of The University of Georgia, The US Forest Service, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and others, is another primary source of images for this guide. Invasive.org is a catalogue of photos and information about all kinds of species invasive to North America.
invasive.org/

Go Botany: Discover thousands of New England plants by New England Wild Flower Society, is an in-depth plant guide including photos and detailed descriptions of plants all over New England.
gobotany.newenglandwild.org/

The RI Coastal Plant Guide is an interactive and extensive list of RI’s coastal plants, created by the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) in partnership with the URI Cooperative Extension.
cels.uri.edu/testsite/coastalPlants/CoastalPlantGuide.htm/

Mistaken Identity? Invasive Plants and their Native Look-alikes: an Identification Guide for the Mid-Atlantic is an illustrated publication of the Delaware Department of Agriculture. Many of the invasive species and native look-alikes covered in Mistaken Identity? overlap with the ones found in southern New England.
nybg.org/files/scientists/rnaczi/Mistaken_Identity_Final.pdf

The Coastal Landscapes Program, created by CRMC in partnership with URI Cooperative Extension has a variety of resources available for landscape management on suburban coastal properties.
crmc.ri.gov/coastallandscapes.html

Rhody Native, a native plant initiative of RINHS offers a variety of genetically native plants for sale to nurseries, garden centers and landscape and restoration professionals.
rinhs.org/who-we-are-what-we-do/programs-projects/rhody-native-home/