Invasive Species of Concern for Alachua County

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Subject Name Scientific Name
kudzu Pueraria montana var. lobata (Willd.) Maesen & S. Almeida
cogongrass Imperata cylindrica N/A (L.) Beauv.
tropical soda apple Solanum viarum N/A Dunal
mimosa Albizia julibrissin N/A Durazz.
coral ardisia Ardisia crenata N/A Sims
camphortree Cinnamomum camphora N/A (L.) J. Presl
air-potato Dioscorea bulbifera N/A L.
English ivy Hedera helix N/A L.
Chinese privet Ligustrum sinense N/A Lour.
Japanese honeysuckle Lonicera japonica N/A Thunb.
Japanese climbing fern Lygodium japonicum N/A (Thunb. ex Murr.) Sw.
catclaw-vine Macfadyena unguis-cati N/A (L.) A.H. Gentry
chinaberry Melia azedarach N/A L.
sacred bamboo Nandina domestica N/A Thunb.
skunk-vine Paederia foetida N/A L.
Chinese tallowtree Triadica sebifera N/A (L.) Small
Chinese wisteria Wisteria sinensis N/A (Sims) DC.
paper-mulberry Broussonetia papyrifera N/A (L.) L'Hér. ex Vent.
sweet autumn virginsbower Clematis terniflora N/A DC
coco yam, wild taro Colocasia esculenta N/A (L.) Schott
glossy privet Ligustrum lucidum N/A W.T. Aiton
white mulberry Morus alba N/A L.
narrow swordfern Nephrolepis cordifolia N/A (L.) C. Presl
Britton's wild petunia Ruellia simplex N/A C. Wright
white-flowered spiderwort Tradescantia fluminensis N/A Vell.
tungoil tree Vernicia fordii N/A (Hemsl.) Airy-Shaw
arrowleaf elephant's ear Xanthosoma sagittifolium N/A (L.) Schott
asparagus fern Asparagus densiflorus N/A (Kunth) Jessop
flamegold Koelreuteria elegans N/A (Seem.) A.C. Sm.