Weeds of Wednesday: Coralberry

On our visit to Osprey Acres Stormwater Park and Nature Preserve on 4/10/2022, the coralberry (Ardisia crenata) was full of fruit ... Its coral-red fruits are eaten and spread by birds. Birds easily could transport ready-to-go seeds to the nearby…

Fern Friday: Resurrection & PDT

Resurrection fern (Pleopeltis michauxiana) is a desiccation tolerant plant. During dry times, each resurrection fern frond "curls up" on itself exposing the underside of the frond which is covered with roundish (peltate) scales. These scales help to slow dehydration and…