Sleepy Florida Hibiscus

The star of our field trip to the Indian River Lagoon Greenway on 8/11/2018 undoubtedly was the lovely lindenleaf rosemallow (Hibiscus furcellatus) pictured above.  Also known as sleepy hibiscus, this member of the mallow family, Malvaceae, is native to the…

Weeds of Wednesday: Coffee Senna

The devil, often, is in the detail ... When a new plant volunteered in our yard after Hurricane Irma, I did not look too hard at it and thought, happily, that privet senna (Senna ligustrina) had volunteered.  The Florida Plant…

Weeds Of Wednesday: East Indian walnut or lebbeck tree

On our field trip to the Captain Forster Hammock Preserve on 3/3/18, it was heartening to see that nearly all of the invasive East Indian walnut trees (Albizia lebbeck) had been cut down and treated with herbicide. This Florida Exotic…

Weeds of Wednesday: Siam weed?

Hurricane Irma coupled with the disturbance associated with the extensive professional invasive plant control work at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) has allowed jack-in-the bush (Chromolaena odorata) to display its weediness dramatically. This subtropical plant, a member of the daisy…