Weeds of Wednesday: Seeing Red

Even from a substantial distance the bright shiny red stood out. Upon closer inspection, I was stunned to see a fruit on the invasive arrowhead vine (Syngonium podophyllum) in a yard at Treasure Hammock Ranch. Fruiting is rare in Florida…

Weeds of Wednesday: A Tale of 3 Solanums

Invasive exotic pest plants plague natural areas, ornamental landscapes, agricultural operations, and pastures.  Pictured above is tropical soda apple (Solanum viarum), which we saw when we visited Treasure Hammock Ranch on 3-3-2019.  This heavily armed & sun-loving weed of pastures…

Follicles & Fluff: Controversial tropical milkweed

Sharp-eyed Trich Kruza (Class of 2015) spotted the tropical milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) in the foreground of this photo taken at Treasure Hammock Ranch, where we visited on 3-3-2019.  Lots of this weedy, non-native milkweed was flourishing in the pasture, but…