Throwback Thursday: “Another” Wild Olive

Lots of plants in the olive family, Oleaceae, are commonly called "wild olives", which can cause confusion. "Regular" wild olive or Florida privet (Forestiera segregata) is a common plant on mosquito control dikes and in sunny spots at the Oslo…

Awesome agave

Florida agave and false sisal are common names for the plant pictured above, Agave decipiens. Endemic to Florida, this long-lived perennial plant is associated with coastal areas, especially shell middens. Salt and drought-tolerant, this plant reportedly grows to be up…

Lovely Licania

The North Sebastian Conservation Area (NSCA) once was a platted subdivision replete with asphalt roads that now serve as nature trails. Mother Nature has been "reclaiming" the land from the crumbling asphalt -- with the help of gopher apple (Licania…