Tomato? Christmas Berry!

  Named for its fruits that are most profuse during the Christmas season is this native salt marsh succulent -- Christmas berry (Lycium caroninanum). Its fruits resemble tiny, smaller than dime-sized tomatoes, and, indeed, this plant is a member of…

Very Verbesina

Each fall the frostweed (Verbesina virginica) flowers fabulously. Pollinators flock to it. At Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, this plant, which dies back to the ground in the winter, was beginning to set seed in September... Flowering was especially prolific…

Ferruginea or Fruticosa

Common names can be confusing. Because it fits so well, this plant - Lyonia fruticosa - is commonly called rusty lyonia. But, in the Bible of Florida plant ID, the Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida, Dr. Richard Wunderlin…