Originally from South America, Brazilian pepper is a highly invasive plant that aggressively consumes native vegetation in our Florida ecosystems. This plant is believed to have been brought in to the United States years ago for its attractive red berries. Once in a location, Brazilian pepper produces hundreds to thousands of red berries which propagate the plant further. Birds aid in seed dispersal as they love the ruby red berries for food. Since it has such an aggressive growth rate, Brazilian pepper quickly shades out native plant material, killing native vegetation.
Brazillian Pepper Tree Berries
Florida residents are urged to cut these trees down and use proper herbicide to kill the roots.
These White Ibis have taken up residence down by the Lagoon and spend most of their day foraging.
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