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Coral Ardisia – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Coral Ardisia Ardisia crenata Coral Ardisia is a small, upright shrub that was used extensively in the ornamental landscape industry. The dark glossy leaves and bright red berries are attractive, but… Read More

Privet – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Privet Ligustrum sinense and Ligustrum lucidum Two types of privet are found as invasive species in Florida, Chinese Privet (L. sinense) and Glossy Privet (L. lucidum). Both privets are a category… Read More

Lantana – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Lantana Lantana camara Lantana is a tricky plant in natural areas. There is a Florida native lantana, L. depressa, but unfortunately it is now considered endangered. Majority of lantana found in natural… Read More

Elderberry – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Elderberry Sambucus nigra (subsp.) canadensis Elderberry is a Florida native tree/shrub that is often found in wet, open spaces. From spring to fall Elderberry can be distinguished by its large, flat… Read More

Dandelion – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Dandelion Pyrrhopappus carolinianus This Florida native is a common plant found in natural areas, yards, cultivated gardens…pretty much everywhere! The dandelion is the only food source for a small bee (Hemihalicus… Read More

Paper Mulberry – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Paper Mulberry Broussonetia papyrifera This category 2 invasive species is a tree that is used extensively in the ornamental industry. Native to Japan and Taiwan, paper mulberry was introduced as a… Read More

Japanese Climbing Fern – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Japanese Climbing Fern Lygodium japonicum Climbing Fern has underground rhizomes but can also reproducing using wind-dispersed spores. These methods of plant reproduction in combination with little environmental effects to the plant… Read More

Skunk Vine – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Skunk Vine Paederia foetida Skunkvine is a woody vine that can reach lengths upwards of 30 feet. This thornless vine gets it common name ‘skunk vine’ from the characteristically foul odor… Read More