Common Name(s): Sweetheart plant
Non-Native to Florida
This species appears on the following legally prohibited plant lists
UF-IFAS Assessment of Non-Native Plants in Florida’s Natural Areas
CATEGORY II on the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council’s (FLEPPC) 2017 List of Invasive Plant Species
Control information: Integrated Management of Nonnative Plants in Natural Areas of Florida (EDIS publication SP 242)1
Sweetheart plant is native to Madagascar and Asia. These plants were found in a Ft. Lauderdale public park.
View the herbarium specimen image from the University of Florida Herbarium Digital Imaging Projects.