Maine Natural Areas Program in the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry has published “Maine Invasive Plants Field Guide.”

The 3.75" by 8" guide covers 46 species of terrestrial and wetland invasive plants and is waterproof, portable, and ring-bound to allow for future additions. Each species account includes key identification characteristics, growth form, habitats invaded, control methods, similar native and non-native plant species, and current status of the plant in Maine.

For orders received by June 30, the guide price is $18, which includes 5.5-percent sales tax and shipping and handling. To order, send a check — made out to Treasurer, State of Maine — to MNAP, 177 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. For credit-card orders, call 287-2801.

For questions, including inquiries about wholesale pricing, call 287-8044 or email