Northeast Florida: 12 Native and Invasive Plants

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Native Plants

blue flag
Iris virginica

frog's-bit
Limnobium spongia

anglestem primrose willow
Ludwigia leptocarpa

American lotus
Nelumbo lutea

fragrant water lily
Nymphaea odorato

panic grass
Panicum species

pickerelweed
Pontederia cordata

pondweeds
Potamogeton species

duck potato
Sagittaria lancifolia

Duckweeds
Spirodela polyrhiza, Lemna valdivia, Wolffia columbiana, Wolffiella floriana

cat-tails
Typha species

tape grass
Vallisneria americana

Invasive Plants

alligator weed
Alternanthera philoxeroides

winged yam
Dioscorea alata

air-potato
Dioscorea bulbifera

water hyacinth
Eichhornia crassipes

hydrilla
Hydrilla verticillata

East Indian hygrophila
Hygrophila polysperma

cogon grass
Imperata cylindrica

Japanese climbing fern
Lygodium japonicum

Old World climbing fern
Lygodium microphyllum

water lettuce
Pistia stratiotes

Brazilian pepper
Schinus terebinthifolius

 


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