Carrotwood, Tuckaroo – Cupaniopsis anacardioides
Family – Sapindaceae
Category 1 tree originally from Australia introduced as a landscape plant, this evergreen also produces large numbers of fruit and seed that are eaten and spread by birds, creating new infestations. Carrotwood grows to around 30 feet and has dark green, leathery, pinnately compound leaves. Adaptable to various soil and moisture conditions, Carrotwood is a serious threat to native Mangrove forest and swamp habitat.