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A Brazilian peppertree branch

How Long Until a New Species Becomes Invasive? Let’s Talk About The Lag Phase!


May 10, 2022

In 1898, Brazilian peppertree or Christmas berry (Schinus terebinthifolia) was imported to Florida from South America and sold as an ornamental plant for yards and landscapes. Its glossy leaves and bright red berries made it a gardening hit, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, Work & Life
Tags: Invasive, Invasive Plant Management, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Management, Invasive Species Research, Nonnative, Nonnative Plants, Nonnative Species, UF/IFAS CAIP, Ufifascaip
Close up photo of a large green iguana

Nonnative Lizards in Central Florida


October 17, 2017

Plants and animals that live outside of their native ranges as a result of human activity are known as nonnative species. Although not all nonnative species become invasive, those that do have the ability to harm ecology, economy, and human ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Central Florida, Commonly Confused, Critter Corner, Invasive Species, Nonnative Species, Paxton Evans, Reptiles, Shannon Carnevale

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