(UPI)--Most everyone has heard of the great "B" picture "The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes."

Now, for a person's viewing enjoyment, comes the attack of the killer potatoes. Sadly, though, for many ecologists and tree experts, in south Florida, the killer potatoes' arrival is no joke.

The killer potato actually is an exotic vine that has been encroaching on precious trees and small plants in forests near Kendall.

The plant multiplies by dropping "seeds" before going dormant for overwintering. When spring rains arrive, the "seeds" explode into tiny bombs, sending reproductive material all over the place. Soon, a thick carpet of the plant begins to choke out everything in its path. One plant expert tells an area newspaper that the species is incredible, surviving with very little water and light...just spreading and spreading and spreading.

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