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The ecological and economic impacts of invasive plants are well documented and were thoroughly synthesized previously ( Kettenring and Adams, 2011 ; Pysek et al., 2012 ; Weidlich et al., 2020 ). From an ecological standpoint, invasive plants

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germination and plant growth, and high fertility are traits that could also increase invasive potential ( Anderson et al. 2006 ). The probability of plants becoming naturalized increases significantly with the number of years the plants were marketed and their

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Invasive species pose the second greatest threat to natural ecosystems and are surpassed only by habitat destruction as a threat to global biodiversity ( Bir, 2000 ; Morin, 1999 ; Wilcove et al., 1998 ). Nonnative plants that establish self

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Invasive plant dispersals have been strongly affected by the trade and distribution of horticultural plants, primarily by ornamental plants ( Anderson and Ascher, 1993 ; Groves, 1998 ; Mack, 2003 ; Mack and Erneberg, 2002 ; Randall and Marinelli

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1 Regional Advisor-Invasive Plants. 2 Area Integrated Pest Management Advisor, Univ. of California Statewide IPM Program. 3 Former Graduate Student. This material is based upon work supported by the Cooperative State Research, Education and

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Non-native invasive species pose a significant threat to aquatic ecosystems and can disrupt the use of invaded systems. For example, alien plants often outcompete indigenous flora and form monocultures that cannot be used by native fauna, which

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naturalized outside of its native range into Australia, New Zealand, and Chile ( Robson, 1985 ). Hypericum androsaemum is considered an invasive species in Australia and New Zealand where it has formed dense thickets and displaced native plants ( Weber, 2003

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was planted. Method and materials Study site. An exotic plant inventory of the cultural landscape plantings followed by an exotic plant survey of all areas of the estates and an invasive exotic plant assessment of the natural resource areas were

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environmental stewardship, by reducing weedy to invasive plant spread, behooves all involved. From a historical perspective, North American nurseries were initiated in 1737 with concerted efforts by nurserypersons and plant explorers to introduce exotic species

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selection, water conservation, proper fertilization, and integrated pest management ( Sorvig and Thompson 2018 ). One critical aspect of sustainability is the management and prevention of the spread of invasive plant species. The diverse climate in Florida

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