Common Name Confusion

Common names work great for birds.  Not so much for plants. Recently, the native epiphytic native fern Phlebodium aureum, which usually growing in the "boots" (old leafstems) of cabbage palms (Sabal palmetto), was labeled to be rabbit foot fern (Davalia fejeensis) in signage…

Weeds of Wednesday: Bad hair day or not?

As part of his basic botany walk/talk on November 18, 2017, Dr. George Rogers, Horticulture Chair at Palm Beach State College, pointed out the difference between native Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) and non-native Asian sword fern (Nephrolepis browneii), both of…