Ficus benghalensis

Common Name(s): Banyan tree

Non-Native to Florida

This species appears on the following legally prohibited plant lists

For control information, see Integrated Management of Nonnative Plants in Natural Areas of Florida (SP 242) by K. A. Langeland, J. A. Ferrell, B. Sellers, G. E. MacDonald, and R. K. Stocker

Ficus benghalensis is perennial tree.

Within North America, the banyan tree is present only in Florida. (Kartesz, 1999).

The banyan tree rarely is found growing in the disturbed tropical hammocks of Dade and Broward counties. It is native to India and Pakistan but escaped from cultivation. Banyan tree blooms year round (Wunderlin, 2003).