I often get calls on how to control pickerelweed. Although this beautiful aquatic plant is a Florida native, it can spread prolifically leaving pond owners with the assumption that it’s an invasive weed. Invasive plants… Read More
Category: Invasive Species
Perilla Mint, Perilla frutescens Perilla Mint is an escaped ornamental summer annual that grows in shaded areas up to a height of 2 feet. Leaves are simple and opposite, and can have a purple-green tint. All… Read More
Chinese Tallow Chinese tallow is an invasive plant originally introduced in Florida as a landscape plant. It is a deciduous tree that can grow up to 30 feet tall and is found in almost every… Read More
Plagiolepsis alluaudi- the Yellow Ant A new species of ant was recently spotted in Fort Lauderdale scurrying around the Riverland neighborhood. The yellow ant, Plagiolepsis alluaudi, is native to Madagascar but has already established invasive… Read More
Florida has two main types of venomous spiders to be wary of. Keep an eye out for widow spiders and recluse spiders. Most other spiders like jumping and banana spiders help keep insect populations down,… Read More
Tropical Soda Apple is a common weed found throughout Florida and can be a serious problem in perennial pastures.