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Air Potato (Dioscorea bulbifera)

Air potato is an invasive plant species in Florida that should be removed from public and private properties to help protect the state's natural areas. It can quickly engulf native vegetation in natural areas, climbing high into mature tree canopies. It produces large numbers of bulbils (aerial tubers), which facilitate its spread and make it extremely difficult to eliminate because new plants sprout from even very small bulbils. It invades a variety of habitats including pinelands and hammocks of natural areas.


Bougainvillea is a tropical vining shrub that comes in a wide array of bright and fanciful colors. The "flowers" are actually modified leaves, called bracts, that are long-lasting and bright. The colorful bracts outshine the plant's true (but tiny) flower, much like a poinsettia. For more information on Bougainvillea, see the UF/IFAS Gardening Solutions Bougainvillea page.


Canavalia maritima Beach Bean, Bay Bean

FP100/FPS100 by Edward F. Gilman, Ryan W. Klein, and Gail HansenMarch 7th, 2023A UF/IFAS numbered Organism ID.

Pandorea jasminoides Bower Plant, Bower Vine

FP453/FPS453 by Edward F. GilmanAugust 27th, 2015

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