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Invasive species alert (Georgia) – Brazilian Pepper

Brazilian Pepper has been found in Georgia! This is the first known reporting of this species in the state. The Coastal Georgia CISMA’s SCA intern Gabby Phillips discovered the plant on the entrance to the Jekyll Island Causeway last week. See our EDDMapS record for pictures http://www.eddmaps.org/distribution/point.cfm?id=3215822. Attached is an info sheet if you are unfamiliar with this species. We will be treating the site this Thursday with the Jekyll Island Authority and the Georgia Forestry Commission.  Now that it is in Georgia we will be ramping up detection of this species so be on the lookout for it.

 

Eamonn Leonard

Natural Resources Biologist

GA DNR Nongame Conserv. Sec.