Weeds of Wednesday: Good grass?

Woodsgrass (Oplismenus setarius) is a native grass that grows in the "woods".  It prefers shaded, moist places and thrives under the thick canopy of live oaks (Quercus virginiana) at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area.  Some botanists refer to it as Oplismenus…

Weeds of Wednesday: A New Name for Guineagrass

Guineagrass is shown above growing near the bike rack at the northwest "main" entrance to the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA). For awhile the politically correct name for this grass was giant panicum. Not anymore, though, since the botanical name…

Weeds of Wednesday: Paragrass

Paragrass (Urcochola utica) was clogging the ditch on the south side of Oslo Road near the southeastern entrance to the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area, until Indian River County recently cleaned the with and mowed the right-of-way. Common names for this plant…