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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November 6, 2018

Location: Sebastian, North Sebastian Conservation Area

This is Melaleuca quinquenervia,
Also called Paperbark or White Bottlebrush tree.
It's an invasive exotic that spreads rapidly,
Via its woody capsules that hold 2-300 seeds each.

Sources: Identification and Biology of Nonnative Plants in Florida’s Natural Areas – Second Edition - Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) Blake

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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