Search Results: node/"rhizome"

Iris pseudacorus

Common Name(s): Online image request form This species appears on the following legally prohibited plant lists Federal Noxious Weed List Florida Noxious Weed List Florida Prohibited Aquatic Plants List No No No IRIS PSEUDACORUS L. yellow flag, pale yellow iris, water flag Iridaceae/Iris Family pronounced: ee-ris sood-a-ko-rus from: iris (G.): Greek goddess of the rainbow […]

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Hippuris vulgaris

Common Name(s): Online image request form Mare’s-tail is a perennial aquatic herb arising from a rhizome. Stems are unbranched and can be both emersed and submersed, or of one form only. The emersed form is erect above the water with a “bottle-brush” shape, tapering to a tip. The leaves are whorled, entire, 1-10 cm. long, […]

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Caulerpa taxifolia

Common Name(s): Online image request form This species appears on the following legally prohibited plant lists Federal Noxious Weed List Florida Noxious Weed List Florida Prohibited Aquatic Plants List Yes No No CAULERPA TAXIFOLIA (Vahl) C. Ag. Green alga Chlorophyta: Ulvophycees pronounced: caul-er-pa tax-i-fol-ee-ah from: caulis (L.): stalk of a plant taxi : Yew-like folia […]

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Carex species

Common Name(s): Some species native to Florida *SEE BELOW* Online image request form There are approximately 90 species of Carex in Florida, including those indigenous to Florida and non-native species that were purposely or unintentionally introduced and now reproduce outside of cultivation. They are in the Cyperaceae family, which is large and widely dispersed throughout […]

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Butomus umbellatus

Common Name(s): Online image request form This species appears on the following legally prohibited plant lists Federal Noxious Weed List Florida Noxious Weed List Florida Prohibited Aquatic Plants List No No No This plant does not occur in Florida. However it is present in the northern tier of states from Vermont to Idaho, and in […]

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Bambusa species

Common Name(s): There are three native bamboos in the U.S. See the Arundinaria gigantea, switch cane, for more information. Other bamboos are non-native. Some have escaped into the wild and are being managed in state parks and elsewhere. Bamboo can spread quickly by underground rhizomes and may suddenly appear many yards away from the main […]

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Arundinaria gigantea

Common Name(s): Online image request form Switch cane is one of three native species of Arundinaria. It might be encountered as dense stands in low-lying, shady, moist to wet areas. It is easily confused with non-native bamboos. Switch cane rarely flowers. Its leaves are a preferred food of caterpillars of the southern pearly eye butterfly. […]

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Arundo donax

Common Name(s): Online image request form This species appears on the following legally prohibited plant lists Federal Noxious Weed List Florida Noxious Weed List Florida Prohibited Aquatic Plants List No No No UF-IFAS Assessment of Non-Native Plants in Florida’s Natural Areas Arundo donax is a very large plant that might be found growing as a […]

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Typha species

Common Name(s): Video ID segment (2-3 minutes / transcript below) Online image request form Though most Typha species in Florida are native, they nonetheless often grow to cover large areas of wetlands, lakes and rivers. They are among the most common of all aquatic and wetland plants anywhere. Cat-tails provide protective cover and nesting areas […]

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Thalia geniculata

Common Name(s): Video ID segment (2-3 minutes) Online image request form Fire flag is a large emersed plant that grows from a thick rhizome. It grows in swamps and wet ditches from the peninsula west to the central panhandle of Florida (Wunderlin, 2003). It blooms from summer to fall and occurs almost always (estimated probability […]

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