Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council

Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council Invasive Plant Lists

FLEPPC compiles invasive species lists that are revised every two years. Professional botanists and others perform exhaustive studies to determine invasive exotic plants that should be placed on the lists. Invasive exotic plants are termed Category I invasives when they 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. Category II invasive exotics have increased in abundance or frequency but have not yet altered Florida plant communities to the extent shown by Category I species. These species may become Category I if ecological damage is demonstrated.

Criteria Document for Requesting Consideration of New Species

Proper Uses of FLEPPC Invasive Plant Lists

2017 FLEPPC List of Invasive Plant Species - NEW

2015 FLEPPC List of Invasive Plant Species

2013 FLEPPC List of Invasive Plant Species

2011 Invasive Plant List

2009 Invasive Plant List

2007 Invasive Plant List

2005 Invasive Plant List

2003 Invasive Plant List

2001 Invasive Plant List

1999 Invasive Plant List

1997 Invasive Plant List

1995 Invasive Plant List

1993 Invasive Plant List

1991 Invasive Plant List

State of Florida Noxious Weed List

State of Florida Prohibited Aquatic Plants List