Weeds of Wednesday: Hairy Cowpea

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! Hairy cowpea (Vigna luteola) is a twining vine with bright yellow flowers that are held on long flower stalks (pedicels). This member of the pea family, Fabacae, can smother other vegetation, especially…

Holy Hypericums

Florida is home to 34 species of hypericums, yellow wildflowers with many stamens and 4 or 5 petals.  Their confused and confusing common names often honor saints.  St. Johns-wort (Hypericum perforatum) is widely sold as an herbal medicine to treat…