Beach naupaka (Scaevola taccada), an invasive pest plant, was discovered growing on the edge of a mosquito control dike at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. Its large, somewhat waxy leaves are yellow-green. Fast-growing, this one plant was more than six feet across.
Please do not confuse this invader with our native, beach dune plant, inkberry (Scaevola plumieri), which is is much smaller in stature, has dark green succulent leaves, and is listed as a threatened species. It is pictured below growing in Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge ..
This invasive pest plant, pictured above in the dune at Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, still is for sale. Please do not plant it in your landscape.