The UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) is a multidisciplinary research, teaching and extension unit.

The mission of The UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants is to develop and disseminate strategies for addressing the impact of invasive plants.

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Plant Directory


The mission of the CAIP Information Office is to increase the public’s awareness of invasive plants and their understanding of the need for invasive plant management and research. The CAIP Plant Directory contains: Management Plans, Prohibited Status, Indentification Cards & Videos, Line Drawings, and more.

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Companion Websites

Visit our companion websites! Learn more about Florida waters, why it is important to manage plants, different methods and other research and outreach objectives. Also take a look into the Florida Invasive Plant Education Initiative and the curriculum the program offers.

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