Invasive Species

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Invasive Species managed on Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge

  • Latherleaf


    Latherleaf is an evergreen plant native to Australia, Eastern Africa, Southern Asia, and Pacific Islands including Hawaii. Latherleaf is an introduced species throughout the Caribbean, Florida, and Mexico. 

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  • Brazilian Pepper

    Brazilian Pepper Profile

    Brazilian pepper is native to its namesake Brazil as well as Argentina and Paraguay. In the mid-1800s this tree was introduced to Florida as a popular ornamental shrub. Brazilian pepper branches form a dense thicket with bright green leaves and vibrant red berries that are frequently used for accent landscaping and Christmas decorations.

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