Tag Archive: Chinese

NISAW 2016 – Chinese Tallow Tree

Fences make good neighbors except when your neighbor is a Chinese tallow or popcorn tree. Seed is easily spread across property borders. Birds, storm-water, and vehicles are just few ways seeds move away from large trees. Photo by Scott Jackson. Benjamin Franklin has been blamed for introducing the invasive Chinese Tallow tree to the Southeast …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/23/nisaw-2016-chinese-tallow-tree/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/06/just-say-no-to-chinese-wisteria/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/13/chinese-privet/

Invasive Species of the Day (March 6th): Climbing Ferns & Chinese Privet

March 6th: Climbing Ferns (Lygodium sp.) & Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) Japanese Climbing Fern (Lygodium japonicum) and Old World Climbing Ferns (Lygodium microphyllum): are presently the only non-native invasive ferns in Florida.  Both ferns reproduce and spread readily by wind-blown spores. A single fertile leaflet can produce 28,600 spores.  Animals, equipment, and even people that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/06/invasive-species-of-the-day-march-6th-climbing-ferns-chinese-privet/

Invasive Species of the Day (March 4th): Benghal Dayflower, Chinese Tallow, Water Hyacinth

March 4th: Benghal Dayflower (Commelina benghalensis), Chinese Tallow (Sapium sebiferum), & Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes):   Benghal Dayflower Photo by Stanley Culpepper, University of Georgia Benghal Dayflower (Commelina benghalensis): Also called Tropical spiderwort, is an invasive weed that creeps into nurseries, lawns, pastures and crop fields.  It was first observed in the early 1990’s in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/04/invasive-species-of-the-day-march-4th-benghal-dayflower-chinese-tallow-water-hyacinth/

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://gulf.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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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/06/invasive-species-of-the-day-series-march-6th-chinese-privet-alligator-weed/