Solanum tampicense, Wetland Nightshade


Invasive Species: Solanum tampicense, Wetland Nightshade

Wetland nightshade is a sprawling, semi-woody shrub that invades wetlands in Florida. The green stems are up to 15 ft. (4.6 m) long and prickly. Leaves are alternate, to 10 in. (25 cm) long, 3 in. (7 cm) wide, wavy along the margins with prickles on the veins. The small white flowers occur in small clusters at the leaf axils from summer to fall. The fruits are small tomato-like berries that turn bright …

Spartina alterniflora, Smooth Cordgrass


Invasive Species: Spartina alterniflora, Smooth Cordgrass

Smooth cordgrass is a perennial grass that is native to the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of North America but is invasive along the Pacific Coast. Hollow stems grow from 2 to 4 ft (0.6 to 1.2 m) tall. Leaves are 8 to 20 in. (20 to 50 cm) long and 1 to 8 in. (2.5 to 20 cm) wide and are often purplish at the base. Total plant height can be up to …