IFAS Assessment of the Status of Non-Native Plants in Florida's Natural Areas

Conclusions are updated several times a year and should be referenced. Please check the Conclusions Tables each time you cite the IFAS Assessment to be sure that you are using the most up-to-date information.



All Species & Zones

North Zone

Central Zone

South Zone

Conclusions by Genus
Updated Jan. 2013 - PDF (300 KB)
Prohibited
Updated Feb 2011 - XLS (30 KB)
Prohibited
Updated Feb 2011 - XLS (30 KB)
Prohibited
Updated Feb 2011 - XLS (30 KB)
Conclusions by Common Name
Updated Jan. 2013 - PDF (480 KB)
Invasive - Not Recommended
Updated Jan. 2013 - XLS (45 KB)
Invasive - Not Recommended
Updated Jan. 2013 - XLS (46 KB)
Invasive - Not Recommended
Updated Jan. 2013 - XLS (47 KB)
  Caution
Updated Jan. 2013 - XLS (37 KB)
Caution
Updated Jan. 2013 - XLS (42 KB)
Caution
Updated Jan. 2013 - XLS (43 KB)
  Can Be Recommended
Updated Jan. 2013 - XLS (121 KB)
Can Be Recommended
Updated Jan. 2013 - XLS (117 KB)
Can Be Recommended
Updated Jan. 2013 - XLS (108 KB)
Footnotes DOC (41 KB) - Contains all footnotes found on the Conclusions table by genus and common names only.

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Options for Conclusions list formats

Why choose ‘All Species & Zones’?
Use this format if you would like to view the Conclusions of non-native species for the entire state in one document. There are two PDF files available; one ‘Conclusions by Genus,’ the other ‘Conclusions by Common Name.’

Why choose ‘North, Central, and South Zones’?
There are three additional categories for viewing Conlusions; 'North Zone,' 'Central Zone,' and 'South Zone.' Each zone contains a link to each Conclusion for species in the zone. Each of these links opens an Excel spreadsheet. Click here to view a list of counties in each Assessment Zone.

Instructions for sorting an Excel spreadsheet.
The Conclusions Sorted by Zone are provided in Excel spreadsheets so that you can format them as best serves you and your audience. Some species are listed more than once because they have multiple common names. This list can be sorted alphabetically by common name, with repeated species listings deleted if necessary. To sort an Excel spreadsheet, follow the instructions below:

• Use the mouse to select the columns and rows with the scientfic and common names of the species, including the titles "Scientific Name" and "Common Name".
• Click "Data"
• Click "Sort"
• Select "Sort by Common Name"
• Select "Ascending"
• Under "My data range has" click the button for "Header row"
• Click "OK"



Incomplete Species

The requirements for documenting evidence used in the IFAS Assessment are rigorous. If possible, published data are used but these are rarely available for specific zones. If field observations are used instead, at least three experts must provide written evidence. For species that are commonly found in natural areas, it is not difficult to accumulate sufficient information from each zone where the species occurs. However, some species are infrequent in undisturbed natural areas in some zones. Despite contacting many relevant experts (often 50 or more per species), sometimes the requisite number of experts who are familiar with a species in a particular zone cannot be found. In such cases, an Incomplete Conclusion is derived for the species in the zone based on as much eligible evidence as is available at the time.

Incomplete Conclusions and Results for a species and zone are distinguished in the “All Species & Zones” Conclusions Tables using parentheses and in the Result tables using orange highlighting. Incomplete assessments have not been distinguished in the “Sorted by Zone’ Conclusions Tables. Because the Results and Conclusions for a species may change when additional observations are reported and an assessment is completed, be sure to download the most up-to-date Conclusions tables each time you report or provide others with Conclusions for your zone.



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