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Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Logo    Information and Education

Florida has one of the largest concentrations of water in the world. With over 300 natural springs, about 7,700 lakes, and countless rivers and streams water is a vital part of the state’s environment. Plants play an important role in keeping these waterbodies in balance. However, while some plants knit this diverse environment together, others attempt to take over and reduce biodiversity. These problematic plants are called invasive.

Research shows that many invasive plants found in Florida will never be eradicated; they simply grow too fast. Instead, they become our responsibility to regularly manage for the sake of Florida’s precious natural resources.

To learn more about invasive plants in Florida, visit our “About Invasive Plants” section of this website.

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