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).