Plants

Based on the FLEPPC. 2009. List of Invasive Plant Species. Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. Internet: http://www.fleppc.org/list/list. htm or Wildland Weeds Vol. 12(4): 13-16. Fall 2009.

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Subject Name Scientific Name Type Rank
kudzu Pueraria montana var. lobata (Willd.) Maesen & S. Almeida Vines 1
cogongrass Imperata cylindrica (L.) Beauv. Grass or Grasslike 1
tropical soda apple Solanum viarum Dunal Shrub or Subshrub 1
alligatorweed Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.) Griseb. Aquatic 2
melaleuca Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) Blake Hardwood Trees 1
mimosa Albizia julibrissin Durazz. Hardwood Trees 1
coral ardisia Ardisia crenata Sims Shrub or Subshrub 1
giant reed Arundo donax L. Grass or Grasslike
camphortree Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J. Presl Hardwood Trees 1
air-potato Dioscorea bulbifera L. Vines 1
common water hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms Aquatic 1
autumn olive Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb. Shrub or Subshrub 2
hydrilla Hydrilla verticillata (L. f.) Royle Aquatic 1
largeleaf lantana Lantana camara L. Shrub or Subshrub 1
Chinese privet Ligustrum sinense Lour. Shrub or Subshrub 1
Japanese honeysuckle Lonicera japonica Thunb. Vines 1
Japanese climbing fern Lygodium japonicum (Thunb. ex Murr.) Sw. Vines 1
old world climbing fern Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.) R. Br. Vines 1
catclaw-vine Macfadyena unguis-cati (L.) A.H. Gentry Vines 1
chinaberry Melia azedarach L. Hardwood Trees 2
Eurasian water-milfoil Myriophyllum spicatum L. Aquatic 2
sacred bamboo Nandina domestica Thunb. Shrub or Subshrub 1
skunk-vine Paederia foetida L. Vines 1
torpedograss Panicum repens L. Grass or Grasslike 1
golden bamboo Phyllostachys aurea Carr. ex A.& C. Rivière Grass or Grasslike 2
water lettuce Pistia stratiotes L. Aquatic 1
Chinese tallowtree Triadica sebifera (L.) Small Hardwood Trees 1
Chinese wisteria Wisteria sinensis (Sims) DC. Vines 2
Australian-pine Casuarina equisetifolia L. Hardwood Trees 1
Brazilian peppertree Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi Hardwood Trees 1
sisal Agave sisalana Perrine Forbs/Herbs 2
Senegal date palm Phoenix reclinata Jacq. Hardwood Trees 2
water fern Salvinia minima Baker Forbs/Herbs 1
wetland nightshade Solanum tampicense Dunal Vines 1
turkeyberry Solanum torvum Sw. Forbs/Herbs 2
thorny olive Elaeagnus pungens Thunb. Shrub or Subshrub 2
catclaw mimosa Mimosa pellita Kunth ex Willd. Shrub or Subshrub 1
miramar weed Hygrophila polysperma (Roxb.) T. Anders. Forbs/Herbs 1
limnophila Limnophila sessiliflora (Vahl) Blume Forbs/Herbs 2
rosarypea Abrus precatorius L. Vines 1
earleaf acacia Acacia auriculiformis A. Cunningham ex Benth. Shrub or Subshrub 1
red beadtree Adenanthera pavonina L Hardwood Trees 2
woman's tongue tree Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth Hardwood Trees 1
deviltree Alstonia macrophylla Wallich ex G. Don Hardwood Trees 2
coral vine Antigonon leptopus Hook. & Arn. Vines 2
shoebutton ardisia Ardisia elliptica Thunb Hardwood Trees 1
elegant dutchman's pipe Aristolochia elegans Mast. Vines 2
Sprenger's asparagus fern Asparagus aethiopicus L. Shrub or Subshrub 1
Chinese violet Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders Vines 2
mountain ebony Bauhinia variegata L Shrub or Subshrub 1
clubed begonia Begonia cucullata Willd Vines 2
Javanese bishopwood Bischofia javanica Blume Hardwood Trees 1
paper-mulberry Broussonetia papyrifera (L.) L'Hér. ex Vent. Hardwood Trees 2
Antilles calophyllum Calophyllum antillanum Britt Hardwood Trees 1
river sheoak Casuarina cunninghamiana Miq. Hardwood Trees 2
gray sheoak Casuarina glauca Sieb. ex Spreng Hardwood Trees 1
day jessamine Cestrum diurnum L. Hardwood Trees 2
sweet autumn virginsbower Clematis terniflora DC Vines 2
Asian nakedwood Colubrina asiatica (L.) Brongn. Hardwood Trees 1
coco yam, wild taro Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott Forbs/Herbs 1
Madagascar rubbervine Cryptostegia madagascariensis Bojer ex Dcne. Vines 2
carrotwood Cupaniopsis anacardioides (A. Rich.) Radlk. Hardwood Trees 1
umbrella plant Cyperus involucratus Rottb Grass or Grasslike 2
miniature flatsedge Cyperus prolifer Lam Grass or Grasslike 2
crowfootgrass Dactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) Willd Grass or Grasslike 2
winged yam Dioscorea alata L. Vines 1
centipede tongavine Epipremnum pinnatum (L.) Engl Vines 2
Surinam cherry Eugenia uniflora L. Shrub or Subshrub 1
council tree Ficus altissima Blume Hardwood Trees 2
governor's plum Flacourtia indica (Burm. f.) Merr Shrub or Subshrub 2
sea hibiscus Talipariti tiliaceum var. tiliaceum L. Shrub or Subshrub 2
West Indian marsh grass Hymenachne amplexicaulis (Rudge) Nees Grass or Grasslike 1
jaraguagrass Hyparrhenia rufa (Nees) Stapf Grass or Grasslike 2
swamp morningglory Ipomoea aquatica Forssk. Vines 1
gloria de la manana Ipomoea carnea ssp. fistulosa (Mart. ex Choisy) D. Austin Shrub or Subshrub 2
Gold Coast jasmine Jasminum dichotomum Vahl Vines 1
jazmin de trapo Jasminum fluminense Vell. Vines 1
Arabian jasmine Jasminum sambac (L.) Ait. Vines 2
cathedral bells Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers. Shrub or Subshrub 2
flamegold Koelreuteria elegans ssp. formosana (Hayata) F.G. Mey. Hardwood Trees 2
white leadtree Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit Hardwood Trees 2
fountain palm Livistona chinensis (Jacq.) R. Br. ex Mart. Hardwood Trees 2
glossy privet Ligustrum lucidum W.T. Aiton Shrub or Subshrub 1
molassesgrass Melinis minutiflora Beauv. Grass or Grasslike 2
natalgrass Melinis repens (Willd.) Zizka Grass or Grasslike 1
Spanish arborvine Merremia tuberosa (L.) Rendle Vines 2
Chinese box Murraya exotica L. Hardwood Trees 2
narrow swordfern Nephrolepis cordifolia (L.) C. Presl Forbs/Herbs 1
Asian swordfern Nephrolepis brownii (Desv.) Hovenkamp & Miyam. Forbs/Herbs 1
burmareed Neyraudia reynaudiana (Kunth) Keng ex A.S. Hitchc. Grass or Grasslike 1
twoflower passionflower Passiflora biflora Lam. Vines 2
sewer vine Paederia cruddasiana Prain Vines 1
elephant grass Pennisetum purpureum Schumacher Grass or Grasslike 1
crimson fountaingrass Pennisetum setaceum (Forsk.) Chiov. Grass or Grasslike 2
strawberry guava Psidium cattleianum Sabine Shrub or Subshrub 1
guava Psidium guajava L. Shrub or Subshrub 1
ptychosperma Ptychosperma elegans (R. Br.) Blume Hardwood Trees 2
ladder brake Pteris vittata L. Forbs/Herbs 2
rose myrtle Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Ait.) Hassk. Hardwood Trees 1
castorbean Ricinus communis L. Shrub or Subshrub 2
Britton's wild petunia Ruellia simplex C. Wright Shrub or Subshrub 1
iguanatail Sansevieria hyacinthoides (L.) Druce Forbs/Herbs 2
octopus tree Schefflera actinophylla (Endl.) H.A.T. Harms Hardwood Trees 1
beach naupaka Scaevola taccada Vahl Shrub or Subshrub 1
red sesbania Sesbania punicea (Cav.) Benth. Shrub or Subshrub 2
twoleaf nightshade Solanum diphyllum L. Forbs/Herbs 2
Jamaican nightshade Solanum jamaicense P. Mill. Forbs/Herbs 2
Bay Biscayne creeping-oxeye Sphagneticola trilobata (L.C. Rich.) Pruski Vines 2
Java plum Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels Hardwood Trees 1
American evergreen Syngonium podophyllum Schott Vines 1
tropical almond Terminalia catappa L. Shrub or Subshrub 2
incised halberd fern Tectaria incisa Cav. Forbs/Herbs 1
portia tree Thespesia populnea (L.) Soland. ex Correa Hardwood Trees 1
Jamaica feverplant Tribulus cistoides L. Vines 2
white-flowered spiderwort Tradescantia fluminensis Vell. Forbs/Herbs 1
boatlily Tradescantia spathacea Sw. Forbs/Herbs 2
Caesarweed Urena lobata L. Forbs/Herbs 2
guineagrass Megathyrsus maximus (Jacq.) R. Webster Grass or Grasslike 2
paragrass Urochloa mutica (Forsk.) T.Q. Nguyen Grass or Grasslike 1
tungoil tree Vernicia fordii (Hemsl.) Airy-Shaw Hardwood Trees 2
Indian rosewood Dalbergia sissoo Roxb. ex DC. Hardwood Trees 2
sapodilla Manilkara zapota (L.) van Royen Hardwood Trees 1
Australian almond Terminalia muelleri Benth. Hardwood Trees 2
basketplant Callisia fragrans (Lindl.) Woods Forbs/Herbs 2
arrowleaf elephant's ear Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott Forbs/Herbs 2
crested floating heart Nymphoides cristata (Roxb.) O. Ktze. Aquatic 1
limpograss Hemarthria altissima (Poir.) Stapf & C.E. Hubbard Grass or Grasslike 2
Seifriz's chamaedorea Chamaedorea seifrizii Burret Hardwood Trees 2
simpleleaf chastetree Vitex trifolia L. Vines 2
nettleleaf velvetberry Stachytarpheta urticifolia Sims Shrub or Subshrub 2
valamuerto Senna pendula var. glabrata (Vogel) Irwin & Barneby Vines 1
Washington fan palm Washingtonia robusta H. Wendl. Hardwood Trees 2
lakeshore nutrush Scleria lacustris C. Wright Grass or Grasslike 2
Taiwanese cheesewood Pittosporum pentandrum (Blanco) Merr. Hardwood Trees 2
Browne's blechum Blechum pyramidatum (Lam.) Urban Forbs/Herbs 2
primrose-willow Ludwigia peruviana (L.) Hara Forbs/Herbs 1
roundleaf toothcup Rotala rotundifolia (Buch.-Ham. ex Roxb.) Koehne Aquatic 2
queen palm Syagrus romanzoffiana (Cham.) Glassman Hardwood Trees 2
trumpet tree Cecropia palmata Willd. Hardwood Trees 2
bottlebrush Callistemon viminalis (Gaertn.)G.Don ex Loudon Hardwood Trees 2
dotted duckmeat Landoltia punctata (G.F.W. Mey.) D.H. Les & D.J. Crawford Forbs/Herbs 2
Chinese banyan Ficus microcarpa L. f. Hardwood Trees 1
watergrass Luziola subintegra Swallen Grass or Grasslike 1


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