“Porcupine” Palm

A specimen needle palm (Rhapidophyllum hystrix) is pictured above in a photograph taken by Karen Schuster (Class of 2009) at Harry P. Leu Gardens at the Florida Wildflower Symposium on September 26, 2015. Also known as porcupine palm, this slow-growing…

Swirled filaments & costapalmate

Scrub palmetto (Sabal etonia), shown above flourishing in the frequently burned scrub at Archbold Biological Station along with rusty staggerbush (Lyonia ferruginea), is a Florida endemic. It does not seem to be present at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. Scrub…

Queen of Irony

On February 17, Steve Goff (Class of 2006) received a proclamation from the Vero Beach City Council on behalf of the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory - Pelican Island Audubon Society volunteers who work hard to control invasive pest plants at…