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A Budding Invasive Plant Researcher

The UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants appreciates the dedication and hard work brought forth by our undergraduate interns. Cape Coral native, Hannah Brown, is no exception. As a senior double majoring in chemistry and biology, Brown… Read More

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Coral Ardisia (Ardisia crenata)

Coral Ardisia (Ardisia crenata) Coral Ardisia, in some communities, is recognized as “Public Enemy #1”. Its rampant growth throughout our natural communities quickly displaces natural plant communities. First introduced as an ornamental plant, due to its showy red… Read More

Alligatorweed Flea Beetles Hard at Work in Port St. Lucie, FL

Alligatorweed (Alternanthera philoxeroides) is another invasive aquatic weed found in Florida.  It originated in South America and has become a ubiquitous noxious weed in ponds throughout St. Lucie County and the Florida Treasure Coast. Fortunately, a biological control agent,… Read More

Necessity of Aquatic Plant Management

Aquatic plant management is necessary for recreation, navigation, biodiversity and more. Invasive plants harm Florida’s natural environment and lead to a loss of biodiversity and ecosystem health. They usually cannot be completely eradicated and will grow back quickly… Read More