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Beach Vitex

Beach VitexScientific name: Vitex rotundifolia L. f. (ITIS)

Common names: Beach vitex, chasteberry, roundleaf chastetree, Monk’s pepper

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Native To: Asia (Olsen and Bell 2005)

Date of U.S. Introduction: 1989-1990 (Olsen and Bell 2005)

Means of Introduction: Introduced for erosion control (Olsen and Bell 2005)

Impact: Crowds out native species and may destroy sea turtle nesting habitat (Cousins et al. 2010)

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Partnership

Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States - Beach vitex
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Global Invasive Species Database - Vitex rotundifolia (shrub)
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.

Government

Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) - Vitex rotundifolia
USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program.

PLANTS Database - Roundleaf Chastetree
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.

State

Beach Vitex
Hilton Head Island Municipal Government.

Academic

Identifying & Managing Beach Vitex
Clemson University Extension. Home and Garden Information Center.

Invasive Plant Atlas of the MidSouth - Beach Vitex
Mississippi State University. GeoResources Institute.

Professional

Carolinas Beach Vitex Task Force
Carolinas Beach Vitex Task Force.

Citations

Cousins, M.C., J. Briggs, C. Gresham, J. Whetstone, and T. Whitwell. 2010. Beach Vitex (Vitex rotundifolia): An Invasive Coastal Species (PDF | 1.1 MB). Invasive Plant Science and Management 3:340–345.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Vitex rotundifolia. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].

Olsen, R.T. and A.C. Bell. 2005. History of beach vitex cultivation: a potential invasive ornamental (PDF | 418 KB). Pages 531–533 in Proceedings of the 50th Annual Southern Nursery Association Research Conference. Atlanta, GA: Southern Nursery Association.

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Last Modified: Apr 17, 2015
 
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