For best results from your inventory, you should mark the locations of invasive plants on a property map. This US Geological Survey mapper lets you zoom in on your property, pick the topographic map and aerial photograph you want, and then download both for free.
This database from Pennsylvania allows you to search for invasive plants by type, habitat, name, site conditions, and characteristics like fruit or flower color. It can help you identify an invasive plant if you aren’t sure what it is.
If you found a plant that you can’t identify and the database above isn’t helpful, try posting a picture of the plant to the MyWoodlot forum using this link. Another landowner or a MyWoodlot team member may be able to help you.
Invasive plants are always on the move. Learning to identify these invasives that aren’t common yet—but could be in the near future—will help you locate these plants on your land before they become a problem.
If you just finished your invasive inventory, you may feel overwhelmed with the number of invasive plants on your land. Rather than try to deal with them all at once, focus your efforts to get the best chance of success.