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