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, ... READ MORE
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, ... READ MORE
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, ... READ MORE
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 ... READ MORE
Despite producing red "holly-like" berries during the holiday season, Brazilian peppertree is not a native Florida holly.
People who mistake this plant for a Florida holly might be in for a rude surprise. Brazilian peppertree is more closely ... READ MORE
A: Aside for letting her know the tree is on the Florida Exotic Plant Pest Council (FLEPPC) list, not really. It is on her property and most likely it came up as a volunteer. I have attached the FLEPPC list for you to look over. We should all ... READ MORE