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Circular1204: Help Protect Florida's Natural Areas from Non-native Invasive Plants

Figure 4. Australian pine (Casuarina equisetifolia) was introduced to Florida in the late 1800s and planted extensively in the southern half of the state. It is salt-tolerant and invades pinelands, sandy shores, and front-line dunes where it produces dense shade, litter accumulation, and displaces native vegetation. It is listed as a noxious weed by FDACS.