Weeds of Wednesday: Common beggarticks

Our Florida state butterfly, the zebra longwing loves it, but lots of gardeners do not.  It is common beggarticks (Bidens alba).  Common names for this plant are about as common as this plant and include Spanish needles, butterfly needles, romerillo,…

Pretty Pollinators

Donna Winter (Class of 2016) led a wonderful walk for us, on behalf of the Indian River Land Trust (IRLT), at the Indian River Lagoon Greenway on Sunday, November 24, 2019. Most of this property was purchased by Indian River…

Partridge, Quail or Bee Pea?

Partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata) is full of flowers along Oslo Road, at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area, at Treasure Shores Park (where the pictures above was taken), and throughout Indian River County mostly in sunny, dry places.  Supposedly, European explorers…