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Northwest Florida: 12 Native and Invasive Plants

Why Use Scientific Names Instead of Common Names?

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

Australian pine
Casuarina equisetifolia

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

water lettuce
Pistia stratiotes

kudzu
Pueraria montana

Chinese tallow
Sapium sebiferum

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