Sea oxeye daisy: Bulbous-ness

Sea oxeye daisy  (Borrichia frutescens) is now full of flowers in the coastal wetlands at Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) and elsewhere. Bushy seaside oxeye and bushy seaside tansy are other common names for this colonial perennial plant of saline…

Earth Day at PINWR

An artful strangler fig (Ficus aurea) snakes around the trunk of a sabal palmetto (Sabal palmetto) at the entrance to the Centennial trail at the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge (PINWR), the very first national wildlife refuge, on Earth Day…

Marvelous Marlberry

Marlberry (Ardisia escallonioides) once graced the edge of the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) parking lot, shown above in 2009.  Sadly, the pictured plants for the most part have been massacred over the years by invasive pest plant control "professionals"…