Invasive Non- Native Plants
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What is an invasive non-native plant?
A plant that would not normally exist and/or naturally occur within this region, yet has been introduced, established itself and now disrupts naturally occurring vegetation.
These invasive, non-native plants are prolific seed producers. With no known natural enemies within this region, they spread rapidly throughout our county and state. Invaders such as these destroy natural habitat, out competing native plants for space, soil, sunlight, air, and water. This loss of habitat impacts Florida wildlife. Local and State governments are also affected, spending millions annually to control these invasive non-native plants and to restore natural habitat which has been impacted due to their prolificacy.
Invasive Plants (Alphabetical)