Weeds of Wednesday: Lovely Lythrum – Not Loosestrife

Winged loosestrife (Lythrum alatum var. lanceolata) seems more prevalent this year, perhaps due to Hurricane Irma spreading it about. ¬†Sandee Dawdy (Class of 2016) contacted me at the beginning of the summer to identify a "new" blueish-flowered plant that appeared…

Weeds of Wednesday: A Tale of 2 Eupatoriums #2

It's a little bit early for lateflowering thoroughwort (Eupatorium serotinum) to be in flower, but this native wildflower was flowering -- profusely and in multiple spots -- at the Indian River Lagoon Greenway when we visited on 8/11/2018. ¬†Also known…

Florida Citrus?

The citrus family, Rutaceae, includes more than 1,500 mostly aromatic plants in 150 genera. The fruits of commerce -- grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, and like -- are in the genus Citrus, are primarily of Asian origin, and are greatly plagued by…