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Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Nandina (Nandina domestica)


October 17, 2021

Nandina (Nandina domestica) Nandina, or heavenly bamboo, started in the landscape and now appears throughout some of our natural areas. This evergreen shrub grows upright and produces bright red berry clusters, similar to Coral Ardisia. It ... READ MORE

Category: Clubs & Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Control, Established, FFL, Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardens, Invasion Of The Landscape Snatchers, Invasive, Invasive Species, IPM, Nandina, Plants

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Mimosa Silk Tree (Albizia julibrissin)


October 15, 2021

Mimosa Silk Tree (Albizia julibrissin) I'll be the first to admit - this is a beautiful tree. Unfortunately, it is highly invasive. You can easily see this tree sprinkled throughout the landscape because of its beautiful flowers and unique ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Control, Established, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasion Of The Landscape Snatchers, Invasive, Invasive Plants, IPM, Mimosa, Mimosa Silk Tree

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Mother of Millions (Kalanchoe x houghtnoii)


October 13, 2021

Mother of Millions (Kalanchoe x houghtnonii) The Mother of Millions gets its name because of the hundreds of offspring it produces and spreads across the landscape. This specific plant has been problematic for Nassau County's coastal ecosystems ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Established, FFL, Florida-Friendly, Invasion Of The Landscape Snatchers, Invasive Species, Mother Of Millions, Nassau County

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Mexican Petunia (Ruellia simplex)


October 11, 2021

Mexican Petunia (Ruellia simplex) You can easily identify Mexican Petunia in the landscape. Its upright growth produces beautiful blue to purple flowers. Growing approximately 3' tall, it is commonly seen placed as a perennial plant along edges ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Esablished, FFL, Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasion Of The Landscape Snatchers, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Mexican Petunia

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Wild Taro (Colocasia esculenta)


October 9, 2021

Wild Taro (Colocasia esculenta) Unlike other invasive plants introduced for their ornamental quality, Wild Taro appeared as a potential crop substitute. The U.S. Department of Agriculture introduced it in hopes to develop a substitute for potatoes, ... READ MORE

Category: Clubs & Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Established, FFL, Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Invasion Of The Landscape Snatchers, Invasive, Invasive Plants, Nassau County, Wild Taro

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Coral Ardisia (Ardisia crenata)


October 7, 2021

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

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Control, Coral Ardisia, FFL, Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasion Of The Landscape Snatchers, Invasive, Invasive Plant, IPM, Nassau County

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Tuberous Sword Fern (Nephrolepis cordifolia)


October 5, 2021

Tuberous Sword Fern/Boston Fern (Nephrolepis cordifolia) The Tuberous Sword Fern swarms our landscapes and is easily found at many nurseries around the county. It goes by many names, including Boston Fern. You can easily confuse the tuberous ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Boston Fern, Established, FFL, Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasion Of The Landscape Snatchers, Invasive, Invasive Species, IPM, Tubers

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Lantana (Lantana camara)


October 3, 2021

Non-Native Lantana (Lantana camara) Lantana is an unbelievably common landscape plant, although, not all are invasive species. There are native and sterile non-native lantanas available at landscape nurseries. The non-native invasive Lantana ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FFL, Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardens, Invasion Of The Landscape Snatchers, Invasive, Invasive Species, Landscapes

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers


October 1, 2021

The Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers "It started - for me, it started last Thursday, in response to an urgent message from my nurse, I hurried home from a medical convention I'd been attending. At first glance, everything looked the same. ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Established, FFL, Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Horticulture, IFAS Assessment, Invasion Of The Landscape Snatchers, Invasive Species, Invasives, Non-native, Plants
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The Solutions at Your Fingertips


August 30, 2021

The Growing County and Extension What adventure will you get into today? Due to Nassau County’s diverse environments, you could enjoy a morning stroll along the beach followed by an afternoon paddling the St Mary’s River. Or, you could ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: 4-H, Agriculture, Family And Consumer Sciences, FCS, Horticulture, Landscape, Medicare, Nassau County, Nassau County 4-H

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