Weeds of Wednesday: Mangrove rubbervine ?

Donna Winter (Class of 2016) shared the wonderful photos of mangrove rubbervine (Rhabdadenia biflora) shown above.  This high-climbing, very vigorous vine clambers over mangroves and other vegetation, so some folks describe it as weedy.   Under moist conditions, It can colonize…

Great Garden Gall

Fran Robinson (Class of 2018) sent this photo of a gall on her white crownbeard (Verbesina virginica) plant.  This gall likely is the handiwork of a gall midge (Neolasioptera verbesinae).  Its species name, verbesinae, speaks to its fidelity to the genus Verbesina.…