Aquatic Plants and How They Spread
Two things are a given in Florida: hot, humid weather and lots of boat traffic. Have you ever looked over the side of a boat and seen a thick, dark green mat of plant material underwater the water or touching ... READ MORE
Since it was established in 1978, the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (UF/IFAS CAIP) has been responsible for many innovative discoveries that have positively impacted not just Florida but the whole nation. Based on this success ... READ MORE
Introducing the Working in the Weeds Podcast
The UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants is excited to announce its new podcast: Working In The Weeds! This series will connect scientists with stakeholders to clarify and discuss issues ... READ MORE
In this webinar you will learn how to care for shorelines, lakefronts and ponds. We will cover species of beneficial plants. Learn about aquatic plants that live in the water and how to plant and maintain them. Presented by Tia Silvasy, Orange ... READ MORE
While you may find some of these creatures spooky, biological control agents are not so scary after all. Biological control agents include insects, fish, or pathogens that target a specific invasive plant and increase the competitive advantage ... READ MORE
Did you know that over 18% of the land surface in Florida is open water? According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, we have close to 8,000 named freshwater lakes that are at least 20-acres in size, in addition to thousands ... READ MORE
Illinois pondweed (Potmagoeton illinoensis) is a Florida native aquatic plant that provides valuable aquatic habitat and forage for wildlife. Additionally, pondweed can act as a pioneer species in recovering lake ecosystems, increasing dissolved ... READ MORE
What's that plant?
Recently a call was placed to the Extension Office about the possibility of hydrilla in a local water body. Upon further investigation, the plant in question was identified as Piedmont primrose, Ludwigia acruata, a native ... READ MORE
Round flotation devices are showing up in lakes in St Lucie West. What are they? What's going on?
Residents of St Lucie West might notice the new limnocorrals installed in the lakes in Country Club Estates, Kings Isle and the Cascades neighborhoods. ... READ MORE
A stand of purple flowers called “False Dragon-Heads (Physostegia spp.) growing along the St. Marks River. They are behind a stand of pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata) that has not yet bloomed. Photo by Judy Biss
This is the time of ... READ MORE