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History in the United States

The velvet tree was brought to Hawaii in 1960 as an ornamental plant. Although initially sold at nurseries for its appealing foliage, it was officially named a Hawaii State Noxious Weed in 1992.

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U.S. National Park Service Weeds Gone Wild website

Source: U.S. National Park Service

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