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Beach naupaka

Scaveola taccada

Description:

Large bushy shrub invasive and non-native to Florida. Beach naupaka is also known as Hawaiian half-flower. Shrubs of beach naupaka can grow to heights of 5 meters. They displace native dune vegetation, including sea oats, that helps to guard against erosion.

Habitat:

Native to southeastern Asia, eastern Africa, Australia and the Pacific Islands, including Hawaii.

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JVM
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JVM

Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 31, 2011
Submitted on Aug 13, 2011

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