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Central Florida: 12 Native and Invasive Plants

Why Use Scientific Names Instead of Common Names?

Native Plants

buttonbush
Cephalanthus occidentalis

flat sedge
Cyperus odoratus

frog's-bit
Limnobium spongia

southern naiad
Najas guadalupensis

fragrant water lily
Nymphaea odorato

common reed
Phragmites australis

pickerelweed
Pontedaria cordata

duck potato
Sagittaria lancifolia

soft-stem bulrush
Scirpus validus

duckweeds
Spirodela polyrhiza, Lemna valdivia, Wolffiella floridana, Wolffia columbiana

cat-tails
Typha species

tape grass
Vallisneria americana

Invasive Plants

Australian pine
Casuarina equisetifolia

air-potato
Dioscorea bulbifera

water hyacinth
Eichhornia crassipes

hydrilla
Hydrilla verticillata

East Indian hygrophila
Hygrophila polysperma

cogon grass
Imperata cylindrica

water spinach
Ipomoea aquatica

Japanese climbing fern
Lygodium japonicum

Old World climbing fern
Lygodium microphyllum

melaleuca, paper bark
Melaleuca quinquenervia

water lettuce
Pistia stratiotes

Brazilian pepper
Schinus terebinthifolius

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