“Spice” Tree?

Pepperbark, toothache tree, tickle tongue, and prickly ash are among the many common names given to the deciduous temperate tree also called Hercules-club (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis).  This native tree was planted at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) in 2001 as…

Weeds of Wednesday: Coinvine?

Coinvine (Dalbergia ecastaphyllum) is a very aggressive woody native vine.  Its common name refers to its nickel-sized seed pods.  Each one contains a single seed ... Coinvine grows on the landward edges of mangrove swamps and on sand dunes.  It…