One of the World’s Worst Weeds

Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is regarded as one of the world's worst weeds. Its inflorescence is fluffy (plumose) as pictured above. We encountered this pernicious plant at the Cypress Bend Community Preserve this spring in flower. Volunteer Ken Gonyo took note…

Marvelous Males

Male flowers of saltbush (Baccharis halimifolia) lack the sensational white silkiness of female flowers. Both male and female flowers are attractive to a variety of pollinating insects, including butterflies (like the mangrove buckeye pictured below) and bees (look closely) ...