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Mexican Petunia may look good, but it’s a bad choice. In fact, the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council has listed it as a category one invasive plant. This long-flowering plant is used in many home landscapes. People buy it for the pretty flowers with the reasonable expectation that when they buy a plant, it will do no harm. There’s no warning label that this plant is a Category 1 Invasive Plant. When they find out that it spreads uncontrollably, is hard to get rid of and devastates natural areas, they wish they had not planted it.

Source: Florida Native Plant Society

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