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

Figure 5. Tropical soda apple (Solanum viarum), first collected from Florida in 1988, is now a common weed on 500,000 acres of pastures, roadsides, ditchbanks, cultivated land, and natural areas. It is listed as a noxious weed by FDACS and USDA.

Credit: Jeff Mullahey