Banyan tree

Ficus benghalensis-- Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

Ficus benghalensis

Non-Native to Florida

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For control information, see Integrated Management of Nonnative Plants in Natural Areas of Florida (SP 242)
by K. A. Langeland, J. A. Ferrell, B. Sellers, G. E. MacDonald, and R. K. Stocker


 

    Ficus benghalensis is perennial tree.

    Within North America, the banyan tree is present only in Florida. (Kartesz, 1999).

    The banyan tree rarely is found growing in the disturbed tropical hammocks of Dade and Broward counties. It is native to India and Pakistan but escaped from cultivation. Banyan tree blooms year round (Wunderlin, 2003).