Halophyte #3: Seaside heliotrope

Seaside heliotrope (Helitropium curassavicum), a.k.a. salt heliotrope, is a halophyte (plant of salty spaces) in Florida, but this wide-ranging plant inhabits moist places throughout the U.S. to central Canada to Argentina. ┬áIt sometimes can be invasive in Africa, Asia, Australia,…

A Tail of 2 Scorpions

Two plants commonly called scorpion tails grow in the coastal areas of Florida. Members of the forget-me-not family (Boraginaceae), the plants have an inflorescence with 2 rows of tiny white flowers that are said to resemble the tail of scorpion.…