I chuckled at this article for the Florida Native Plant Society:
They're really right. I've heard that many times. "Natives save water!" As I commented beneath their article... "not if you plant elderberries or cattails!"
Incidentally, I've thought of joining FNPS, but I'm afraid they'll stone me for some of my more invasive experiments. I love the idea of preserving native species and growing what's already proven to thrive here... but I also have a thing for mad biomass producers that make zillions of babies and LOTS of food.
Anyone out there a member? Anyone growing cattails in a pine hammock? (Ha!)