Throwback Thursday: “Another” Wild Olive

Lots of plants in the olive family, Oleaceae, are commonly called "wild olives", which can cause confusion. "Regular" wild olive or Florida privet (Forestiera segregata) is a common plant on mosquito control dikes and in sunny spots at the Oslo…

Weeds of Wednesday: Weed or Bird Feed?

The nightshade family, Solanacae, includes many economically important plants, some very invasive exotic pest plants, and some plants that are pretty weedy. American black nightshade (Solanum americanum) is an agricultural weed and likely native to Florida, though there is some…