The UF/IFAS Assessment of Non-native Plants in Florida’s Natural Areas uses literature-based assessment tools to evaluate the invasion risk of non-native species that occur in the state, new species proposed for introduction, and novel agricultural and horticultural selections, hybrids, and cultivars. Our overarching goal is to reduce non-native plant invasions in Florida and throughout the Southeast US for protection of natural and agricultural areas.
We are seeking expert input from land managers and scientists to improve our evaluation of invasion risk for non-native species that already occur around the state. Your input is what allows the UF/IFAS Assessment to provide reliable, informed recommendations for the use of non-native plant species in the state of Florida.
Please take a few moments to review the list of species that still need input and contribute your expertise where applicable.