Wild Florida Photo - Ardisia crenata

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Ardisia crenata




Not native to Florida

Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council:  Category I designation
This plant is an invasive exotic that is altering native plant communities by displacing native species, changing community structures or ecological functions, or hybridizing with natives.
This species should never be planted (many with this designation are prohibited by law), and generally should be removed whenever possible.


This native of Japan and southern Asia has escaped cultivation and can now be found in moist hammocks from the central panhandle through north Florida into the central peninsula.
Leaf margins are crispate-undulate (somewhat wavy in both planes) and the fruit can be red or white.

Ardisia crenata is a member of the Myrsinaceae - Myrsine family.

Other species of the Ardisia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Ardisia escallonioides - MARLBERRY

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