Fall Flowers: Curious about Crownbeard?

White crownbeard, crownbeard, Virginia crownbeard, frostweed, and angel wings (Verbesina virginica) are among the many common names ascribed to this striking herbaceous perennial that is found throughout the eastern U.S. The common name frostweed alludes to the dramatic icicles that…

Handsome Heliotrope

Sometimes in sunny spots at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area you will find scorpionstail (Heliotropium angiospermum). Coastal hammocks & strands, the edges of salt marshes, and ruderal (disturbed) areas are its home in south Florida, south Texas, the Caribbean, and…

Lovely Lancewood – Name change

Lancewood is now full of flowers at the north entrance to the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA). Its creamy white flowers are held in terminal clusters (panicles) and attract to bees and other pollinators. Its opposite leaves are leathery as…