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Langeland, K.A., H.M. Cherry, C.M. McCormick, and K.A. Craddock Burks. 2008. Identification and biology of nonnative plants in Florida's natural areas (second edition). The University of Florida IFAS Communication Services (Gainesville). 193+ pp. illus. ISBN: 978-0-916287-70-2.
This volume includes the following information for each of 106 plant species that occur in natural areas of Florida: fully-qualified scientific name (including family); common name; synonymy; origin; botanical description; ecological significance; distribution; and life history. In the first edition of "Identification and biology of nonnative plants in Florida's natural areas," 62 species were described that were considered Category I invasive species by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC) in 1997. In the second edition, 54 additional exotic plant species that occur in natural areas of Florida are described. Many of these are considered Category II species by FLEPPC.
The purpose of this book is to serve as an identification field guide as well as an informational source on the ecology, biology, and distribution o 116 nonnative plant species found in Florida's natural areas. This book will assist land managers in recognizing nonnative plants that are invading property they oversee, guide horticulturists in making recommendations for landscape planting selections, and help private property owners recognize plant species that may escape from their yards into natural areas.
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