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How and why are species assessed?

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.

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Is there a non-native species you would like to see evaluated?

Upload your species evaluation request and we will evaluate it with the appropriate UF/IFAS Assessment tool. Your input is what allows the UF/IFAS Assessment to provide current, reliable, and informed recommendations for the use of non-native plant species in the state of Florida.

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