Weeds of Wednesday: Coinvine?

Coinvine (Dalbergia ecastaphyllum) is a very aggressive woody native vine.  Its common name refers to its nickel-sized seed pods.  Each one contains a single seed ... Coinvine grows on the landward edges of mangrove swamps and on sand dunes.  It…

Anole & American Elder

Thanks to Donna Winter (Class of 2016) for the magnificent photos above of a green anole (Anolis carolinensis) foraging in the flowers of American elder (Sambucus nigra subsp. canadensis), more commonly called elderberry.  She took these photos at the Toni…

Spectacular Spikes

Coralbean (Erythrina herbacea) sports striking spikes of tubular scarlet flowers throughout the winter and early spring.  Hummingbirds and long-tongued butterflies nectar on its flowers. Flowering seems to be earlier on Orchid Island than on the mainland.  This showy native plant…