Several Category I invasive species of plants are recognized by the City of Parkland as nuisance plants. View the Nuisance Plant List for more information on each species that may be growing on your property.
Category I & II Invasives
Invasive exotics, as determined by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council, that are altering native plant communities by displacing native species, changing community structures or ecological functions, or hybridizing with natives. This definition does not rely on the economic severity or geographic range of the problem, but on the documented ecological damage caused. Definitions:
- Invasive exotic: An exotic that not only has naturalized but is expanding on its own in Florida plant communities and causing deleterious effects to native habitat.
- Exotic: A species introduced to Florida, purposefully or accidentally, from a natural range outside of Florida.
- Naturalized exotic: An exotic that sustains itself outside cultivation (it is still exotic; it has not "become" native)
- Native: A species whose natural range included Florida at the time of European contact (1500 A.D.).
Nuisance Species List