Description: Species consists of shrubs to trees.
Flowers: Large bunches of pink and white flowers.
Leaves: Large broad leaf with 3 distinct veins that run parallel long the leaf. Some have purple undersides. Some species have fuzzy leaves and others do not.
Fruit: Produces small purple fruits that hold hundreds of seeds. The fruit is favored by birds and other animals the spread the seeds over large distances.
Impact: Overgrows and shades out other plants. Can cause land erosion by taking over forests and its shallow roots do a poor job of holding onto soil. Spreads quickly and seeds can stay viable for years.