Tag Archive: Chinese

Just Say No to Chinese Wisteria

Maybe you have been seeing the Chinese wisteria, Wisteria chinensis, sporting its lavender blooms along the roadways this time of year. This vine may add a pleasant splash of color to the green leafy backdrop, but this is an invasive vine that has escaped our yards and gardens and is spreading on its own in …

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Chinese Privet

The Chinese privet, Ligustrum sinense, is a plant that is well known to many people as a great nuisance in the landscape. It is also a Florida noxious weed because of its invasive nature. Originally grown as an ornamental that formed a hedge and tolerated poor conditions, the Chinese privet has now spread to natural …

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The Chinese Tallow: Invasive by Any Name

With autumn fast approaching, many landowners are looking to add fall color to their landscapes. Unfortunately, many will choose tree varieties based on their fall foliage rather than the possibility of it being an invasive species. One tree that provides beautiful fall color is the Chinese Tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum (L.) also known as the Popcorn …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/30/the-chinese-tallow-invasive-by-any-name/

Invasive Species of the Day Series (March 6th): Chinese Privet & Alligator Weed

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: March 3rd – March 8th March 6th: Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) & Alligator Weed (Alternanthera philoxeroides): Video courtesy of Aquatic and Invasive Plant Identification Series by the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, Invasive Plant Management Section. Chinese Privet: Chinese Privet …

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