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Presentations from the 2011 Symposium

Getting our Collective Arms Around a Coastal Invader- Betsy Brabson
Going Full Circle in 6 Years - Chuck Gresham
Beach Vitex Control Efforts in South Carolina- Jack Whetstone
Re-treating, Refining & Keeping a Vigilant Eye for the Future-Debbie Mann, Hal Drotor

Key Documents

Significant Accomplishments 2003 to 2011
2004-2008 Beach Vitex Locations Map
2008 Significant Accomplishments
2007 Significant Accomplishments
2006 Significant Accomplishments
Beach Vitex Weed Risk Assessment
Summary of Beach Vitex Research (2006)
Progress report to the Fish and Wildlife Service SSPD Grant, Nov. 2006

Technical References

Hauser, Christian, Lee Rosenberg and James E. Perry. 2009.  First record of the exotic invasive Vitex rotundifolia (Verbenaceae) in Virginia. Banisteria, Number 34, pages 45-47.

Beach Vitex (Vitex rotundifolia):An Invasive Coastal Species Cousins et. al. 2010

Reestablishment Potential of Beach Vitex (Vitex rotundifolia) after Removal and Control Efforts Cousins et. al. 2010

History of Beach Vitex Cultivation Olsen & Bell
An Evaluation of the Invasive Potential of Beach Vitex Gresham & Neal

Beach Vitex Posters, Presentations and Videos

Beach Vitex- Kudzu of the Coast? YouTube video by North Carolina Sea Grant

National Invasive Weed Awareness Week Poster (featuring beach vitex)

At Loggerheads with Beach Vitex poster by Allen, Brabson, Buck, Pollack, Schmidt, & Thomas

Town Ordinances

Bald Head Island
Caswell Beach
Ocean Isle Beach
North Topsail Beach
Topsail Island
Pine Knoll Shores
Pawleys Island
Georgetown County
Isle of Palms
Kiawah Island
Folly Beach
Town of Edisto Beach

Task Force Meeting Minutes

Summary of the 2009 Beach Vitex Symposium
Summary of the 2008 Beach Vitex Symposium
Beach Vitex Symposium, NC, February 25, 2005
Beach Vitex Symposium, SC, March 10, 2005

Web Resources

South East Exotic Pest Plant Council
Invasives.org, Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health



native plants for coastal nc brochure


Native Plants for Coastal North Carolina


Vitex brochures

Beach Vitex Task Force Brochure

South Carolina Native Plant Society: Identifying Beach Vitex
Sea Grant Beach Vitex ID Card
Huntington Beach State Park Dune Plant Guide


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2004 to 2008 Beach Vitex Locations Map


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