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…

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

This honeybee (Apis mellifera) is attracted to the pale pink flowers of beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), and its corbicula (pollen basket) is laden with yellow pollen.  The genus name, Callicarpa, derived from Latin, means beautiful (calli) fruit (carpa). Its magenta berries…