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Sec. 26-100.  Prohibited vegetation.

(a)   Those plant species defined as Category 1 nuisance and invasive exotic vegetation by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council which are listed below shall not be planted, maintained or permitted to remain on sites receiving site plan approval (including small-scale development, as defined in these regulations). The removal of prohibited plant species shall be in conjunction with proposed land clearing contingent upon site plan approval, unless the Director of the Department of Community Development determines that the removal of the prohibited plant species meets the purpose and intent of these regulations. Clearing of species within protected preservation or environmentally sensitive areas shall follow the procedures as outlined in section 26-126 et seq. The sale of prohibited plant species is not permitted within the Town.


(b)   In addition to those species listed in subsection (a) above, due to cold tolerance problems, intrusiveness into water/sewer lines, invasive growth habits and/or the lack of ability to withstand significant winds, the following species shall also be prohibited:


(1)   Rosary pea (Abrus precatorius).

(2)   Earleaf acacia (Acacia auriculiformis).

(3)   Mimosa, silk tree (Albizia julibrissin).

(4)   Woman's tongue (Albizia lebbeck).

(5)   Coral ardisia (Ardisia crenata).

(6)   Shoebutton ardisia (Ardisia elliptica).

(7)   Asparagus fern (Asparagus densiflorus).

(8)   Orchid tree (Bauhinia variegata).

(9)   Bischofia (Bischofia javanica).

(10)   Santa Maria, Mastwood (Calophyllum antillanum).

(11)   Australian pine (Casuarina equisetifolia).

(12)   Suckering Australian pine (Casuarina glauca).

(13)   Day jessamine (Cestrum diurnum).

(14)   Camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora).

(15)   Taro, wild taro (Colocasia esculenta).

(16)   Carrotwood (Cupaniopsis anacardiodes).

(17)   Winged yam (Dioscorea alata).

(18)   Air potato (Dioscorea bulbifera).

(19)   Water-hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes).

(20)   Surinam cherry (Eugenia uniflora).

(21)   Laurel fig (Ficus microcarpa).

(22)   Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata).

(23)   Green hygro (Hygrophila polysperma).

(24)   West Indian marsh grass (Hymenachne amplexicaulis).

(25)   Cogon grass (Imperata cylindrica).

(26)   Water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica).

(27)   Gold-Coast jasmine (Jasminum dichotomum).

(28)   Brazilian jasmine (Jasminum fluminense).

(29)   Lantana (Lantana camara).

(30)   Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense).

(31)   Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica).

(32)   Japanese climbing fern (Lygodium japonicum).



(33)   Old world climbing fern (Lygodium microphyllum).

(34)   Cat's claw vine (Macfadyena unguis-cati).

(35)   Melaleuca (Melalueca quinquenervia).

(36)   Chinaberry (Melia azedarach).

(37)   Catclaw mimosa (Mimosa pigra).

(38)   Heavenly bamboo (Nandina domestica).

(39)   Sword fern (Nephrolepis cordifolia).

(40)   Asian sword fern (Nephrolepis multiflora).

(41)   Burma reed (Neyraudia renaudiana).

(42)   Sewer vine (Paederia cruddasiana).

(43)   Skunk vine (Paederia foetida).

(44)   Torpedo grass (Panicum repens).

(45)   Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum).

(46)   Water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes).

(47)   Strawberry guava, cattley guava (Psidium cattleianum).

(48)   Guava (Psidium guajava).

(49)   Kudzu vine (Pueraria montana).

(50)   Downy rose-myrtle (Rhodomyrtus tomentosa).

(51)   Oyster plant (Rhoeo spathacea).

(52)   Chinese tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum).

(53)   Beach naupaka (Scaevola sericea).

(54)   Schefflera (Schefflera actinophylla).

(55)   Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius).

(56)   Christmas senna (Senna pendula).

(57)   Wetland nightshade (Solanum tampicense).

(58)   Susumber (Solanum torvum).

(59)   Tropical soda apple (Solanum varium).

(60)   Java plum (Syzigium cumini).

(61)   Incised halberd fern (Tectaria incisa).

(62)   Seaside mahoe (Thespesia populnea).

(63)   White-flowered wandering jew (Tradescantia fluminensis).

(64)   Para grass (Urochloa mutica).



(1)   Ficus (all species except Ficus aurea, Ficus citrifolia, Ficus repens, Ficus rubiginosa, Ficus pumila and Ficus macrophylla). Ficus benjamina is permitted only in single family residential areas if maintained as a hedge with a maximum height of six feet.

(2)   Norfolk Island pine (Araucaria heterophylla).

(3)   Silk oak (Grevillea robusta).

(4)   Black olive (Bucida buceras).

(5)   Eucalyptus (all species).