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Cat’s Claw Vine: Florida Invasive Plant Added to State Noxious Weed List

Native to the West Indies and Central and South America, cat’s claw vine (Dolichandra unguis–cati) was first introduced to Florida in the 1940’s as a vining, showy ornamental. Thriving in a neotropical climate, it has… Read More

Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica Thunb.) now a State Noxious Weed

  Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica Thunb.) is one of the recent additions to the Florida State Noxious Weed List. Belonging to the family Caprifoliaceae, alongside other popular vining and hardy shrub ornamental species, it is… Read More

Beach Vitex is Officially Declared a State Noxious Weed

Other common names: Roundleaf Chaste tree, Chasteberry, Monk’s Pepper Florida beach goers, have you strolled alongside coastal dune areas and seen this attractive, vining plant? You may have witnessed the presence of beach vitex (Vitex… Read More

Tree-mendous Tips for the Holiday Season

Every year, over 30 million Christmas trees are grown and harvested across 350,000 acres in the U.S. In fact, Americans spent upward of $2.04 billion on Christmas trees in 2016 alone. While purchasing a fresh, live tree this holiday season, make sure to source your Christmas tree from local… Read More

Meet the Jumping Worm: The invasive game changer

Description and origin Have you come across an ‘earthworm’ with an aggressive, wiggling behavior that left you curious? You may have encountered a jumping worm. Jumping worms are also known by several names, including Alabama… Read More