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Invasive Plant Management

Florida's natural areas are subject to disturbance by invasive plant and animal species. Particularly due to warm climate, widespread waterways, and sunny environment, invasive exotic plants have been documented throughout the state.

Plants considered invasive exotic plant are species that are not native to Florida, reproduce aggressively, and out compete our native plants for water, light, and space.

In natural areas, invasive exotic species are undesirable because they disrupt natural processes, such as fire and hydrology. They also displace native plants and animals.