Tropical Soda Apple, Solanum viarum
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- 1994, listed as a noxious weed in Florida; 1995, added to Federal Noxious Weed List.
- Spreads rapidly, crowding out desirable vegetation.
- It is a violation of state law to move this plant. ~
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- Occurs in ditches, citrus groves, crop fields, pastures and along roadsides.
- Plants can reach 6 feet in height and have sturdy, prickly stems.
- Moderate success has been achieved by mowing plants and applying herbicides to young seedlings.
- Biological control initiatives are underway and look promising.
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