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Common Weeds in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
Common Weeds in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

The main objective of this bilingual publication is to present an updated inventory of weeds and the latest source of this information was published by Lugo Torres and Semidey Laracuente in 2002. Included are 184 species that have been selected among the most important in the Caribbean Area, in terms of frequency and difficulty to manage. We include information that will help to identify weeds: shrubs, trees, vines and other species considered invasive, all of which are associated with agricultural lands, pastureland, industrial and urban sites, roads and other places were not welcome. The main objective of this publication is to present a more complete inventory of weeds than the inventory presented by Lugo Torres and Semidey Laracuente in 2002. It includes 184 species selected among the most important in the Caribbean Area, from the perspective of their frequency and difficulty in handling them. Information is provided to identify arable plants, shrubs, trees, vines and species considered as invasive, which are associated with agricultural land, pastures or grasslands, urban and industrial areas, highways and other places where they are desired.

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