Overview and history of the Beach Vitex Task Force: an interagency partnership in action

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Abstract

Beach vitex (Vitex rotundifolia L. f.), a woody vine from Korea, was introduced into the United States as a dune stabilization plant in the mid-1980s. By the mid- to late-1990s, Beach vitex was observed spreading from landscape plantings along the South Carolina coast, crowding out native dune species. In 2003, in response to concerns about possible impacts of the plant on native dune species, as well as loggerhead sea turtle nesting habitat, the South Carolina Beach Vitex Task Force was organized to address the problem. Since that time, the effort to control Beach vitex has expanded to include North Carolina, and more recently, Virginia.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Overview and history of the Beach Vitex Task Force: an interagency partnership in action
DOI 10.1021/bk-2011-1073.ch015
Volume 1073
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher American Chemical Society
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) National Wetlands Research Center
Description 10 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Invasive Plant Management Issues and Challenges in the United States: 2011 Overview
First page 159
Last page 168
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N