Elephant Ear or Taro

Authors: Rodrigo Diaz, Veronica Manrique, Rodrigo Valverde

Elephant Ear or Taro, Colocasia esculenta, is an emergent aquatic plant native from Southeast Asia. Taro is present throughout Southeastern United States where it invades wet areas. Impact of the invasion of taro include alteration of riparian plant communities, decrease of recreational activities, and reduction of habitat for native wildlife.

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