- Evergreen shrub or small tree growing up to 35ft
- Multiple crooked trunks are covered in smooth, grayish bark
- Olive green leaves are 3in long with serrated edges growing in an alternate pattern
- Small grayish-white flowers, small grayish-blue fruit grow in clusters along the twigs
- Native to coastal southeastern United States.
- Forms dense thickets
- Promotes fire frequency
- Rapid growth and frequent sucking from trunk base and roots
- Major Florida agricultural weed, dominating pastures
- Seeds dispersed by birds. Underground runners extend the growth locally
Only known locations have been eradicated in Haena and Kapaa. KISC is currently monitoring for recruitment. Please report any sightings.