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Resources: Ordway-Swisher Biological Station

Published: Apr 4th, 2014

University of Florida undergraduate biology students on a field trip to the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station.

Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)

Published: Dec 5th, 2013

Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle) Lonicera japonica is also commonly known as Japanese honeysuckle. This invasive species is native to East Asia but was brought to Florida in 1875 for agricultural… Read More

Paederia foetida (Skunk vine)

Published: Dec 5th, 2013

Paederia foetida (Skunk vine) Paederia foetida is in the Rubiaceae family and currently on the Florida Noxious Weed List and on the FLEPPC’s Category I list of invasive plants (MacDonald… Read More

Nephrolepis cordifolia (Sword fern)

Nephrolepis cordifolia (Sword fern)

Published: Dec 5th, 2013

Nephrolepis cordifolia (Sword fern) Nephrolepis cordifolia is a member of the Nephrolepidaeae family. Also called sword fern, the plant is considered to be a Category I Invasive Plant Species by… Read More

Nandina domestica (heavenly bamboo)

Published: Dec 5th, 2013

Nandina domestica (heavenly bamboo) Nandina domestica, often called heavenly bamboo or just nandina, is on Florida Exotic Plant Council’s Category I invasive species list. It was introduced to the United… Read More

Lygodium japonicum (Japanese climbing fern)

Lygodium japonicum (Japanese climbing fern)

Published: Dec 5th, 2013

Lygodium japonicum (Japanese climbing fern) As its name suggests, this member of the Schizaeaceae family was brought to the United States from Japan in 1932 (MacDonald et al. 2008, Wunderlin… Read More

Leucaena leucocephala (Lead tree)

Leucaena leucocephala (Lead tree)

Published: Nov 18th, 2013

Leucaena leucocephala (Lead tree) Leucaena leucocephala is a member of the Fabaceae family and currently is on Florida’s Category II list of invasive species and is considered a noxious weed… Read More

Lantana camara (Lantana)

Lantana camara (Lantana)

Published: Nov 18th, 2013

Lantana camara (Lantana) Lantana camara, or simply just called lantana, was introduced to Florida in 1804 as an ornamental plant from the West Indies (MacDonald et al. 2008). This member… Read More

Imperata cylindrica (cogongrass)

Imperata cylindrica (cogongrass)

Published: Nov 18th, 2013

Imperata cylindrica (cogongrass) Imperata cylindrica is one of the top ten worst weeds in the world due to its extensive rhizomes, prevalence in poor soils, drought tolerance, genetic plasticity and… Read More

Dioscorea bulbifera L. (Air-potato)

Dioscorea bulbifera L. (Air-potato)

Published: Nov 18th, 2013

Dioscorea bulbifera L. (air-potato   Dioscorea bulbifera was introduced in 1905 as a potential agricultural crop and for its medicinal purposes (Invasive Plant Atlas, MacDonald et al. 2008). It is… Read More