New Invasives Found in Southwest Florida



Coral Ardisia Found in Lee County

It looks like we have a new invasive plant in Lee County - Ardisia crenata better known as coral ardisia or scratchthroat. It was found on a Lee County Conservation 20/20 property adjacent to Hickey's Creek Mitigation Park two weeks ago. It was sent off to the Atlas of Vascular Plants and was positively identified.
Please be on the look for this plant in your areas.

For more information and some pictures of this plant, go to:
http://florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=91
http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/node/42