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Coral Ardisia – Wild Weeds


December 1, 2020

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 also extremely ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FL, Forestry, Landscaping, Natural Resources, NFLAG, Plants, Species Spotlight, Weeds, Wild Weeds

Privet – Wild Weeds


November 1, 2020

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 1 invasive ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FL, Natural Resources, NFLAG, Species Spotlight, Weeds, Wild Weeds

Lantana – Wild Weeds


October 1, 2020

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

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FL, Forestry, Landscaping, Native Plants, Natural Resources, NFLAG, Pasture, Perennials, Plants, Pollinators, Species Spotlight, Weeds, Wild Weeds, Wildflowers

Paper Mulberry – Wild Weeds


July 1, 2020

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 fast growing ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FL, Forestry, Landscaping, Natural Resources, NFLAG, Species Spotlight, Weeds, Wild Weeds

Japanese Climbing Fern – Wild Weeds


June 1, 2020

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Farm, FL, Forestry, Natural Resources, NFLAG, Plants, Species Spotlight, Weeds, Wild Weeds

Skunk Vine – Wild Weeds


May 1, 2020

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 that is released when ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FL, Natural Resources, NFLAG, Species Spotlight, Weeds, Wild Weeds, Wildflowers

Carrotwood – Wild Weeds


April 1, 2020

Wild Weeds - Weed of the Month Carrotwood Cupaniopsis anacardioides Carrotwood is an evergreen tree that can reach heights above 30 feet. This unique tree has a dark outer bark but an orange inner bark, hence its common name of Carrot-wood. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FL, Native Plants, Natural Resources, NFLAG, Species Spotlight, Wild Weeds

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

Protect the Trails – Horse Herald


March 1, 2020

Protect the Trails Trail riders can help protect Florida's natural environment by helping track invasive species. Learn more in this months edition of the Horse Herald. Sign up to receive the Horse Herald to your email here! READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, Animals, Farm, FL, Forestry, Horse Health, Horse Herald, Horse Management, Horses, Livestock, Natural Resources, NFLAG

Golden Bamboo – Wild Weeds


March 1, 2020

Wild Weeds - Weed of the Month Golden Bamboo Phyllostachys aurea Golden bamboo is native to china and is actually a member of the grass family! Golden bamboo was originally introduced to the United States to be used as a natural vegetation ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FL, Forestry, Landscaping, Native Plants, Natural Resources, NFLAG, Species Spotlight, Wild Weeds

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