Weeds of Wednesday: Colorful Coral Ardisia

Coral ardisia is a striking but invasive plant. The Osprey Acres Stormwater Park and Nature Preserve, unfortunately, is home to a thriving population in its shady hammock areas, as seen below. Native to southeast Asia and introduced to Florida as…

Weeds of Wednesday: Mexican Fan Palm

Pictured above is Mexican fan palm (Washingtonia robusta) at the Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail (TRWT).  This landscape palm is regarded as a Category #2 invasive pest plant by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC). At TRWT, this palm may…

Weeds: Give Them an Inch & They’ll Take Mile

A visit to the Sebastian Stormwater Park on 8/8/2020 was opportunity to see an unfortunate array of invasive pest plants, mega-weeds. ┬áSeeing the proverbial silver lining, Karen Schuster (Class of 2007) remarked that property could have "grown homes". This 163…