Tropical Soda Apple Solanum viarum
- 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. ~ more info on compliance
- Occurs in ditches, citrus groves, crop fields, pastures and along roadsides.
- Plants can reach six 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.