Weed of the Week: Praxelis clematidea
Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly post about weed’s found in Florida’s landscapes, production nurseries, and natural areas.
This week’s weed of the week is Praxelis clematidea. Praxelis clematidea is an annual short-lived perennial herb and an emerging problematic weed species in Florida nurseries. Praxelis clematidea thrives in Florida’s warm, subtropical climate and is a prolific seed producer following germination. Praxelis clematidea is easy-to-identify with it’s lilac purple blooms.
In addition to the MREC Landscape and Ornamental Weed Management team sporting a newly-published manuscript on this weed species, MREC team member Annette Chandler’s photo was selected for the journal cover image.
For more information on Praxelis clematidea, visit the manuscript on the Weed Technology website: https://doi.org/10.1017/wet.2020.53