Pretty Pepperweed

Virginia pepperweed (Lepidium virginicum) was lush and lovely at the Coastal Oaks Preserve when we visited on 2/26/2022. Native from southern Canada through most of the U.S. to central America, this wildflower can be weedy elsewhere and in its native…

Weeds of Wednesday: Paintedleaf

Paintedleaf, fire-on-the-mountain, painted spurge, and wild poinsettia are among the common named given to the native, but weedy, spurge now ascribed the botanical name Euphorbia cyanthophora. Spurges belong to the family Euphorbiaceae, a very large and diverse plant family with…

Weeds of Wednesday: Florida Pellitory

Florida pellitory (Parietaria floridana), a cool season annual, now carpets some of the disturbed areas in the mesic hammock at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA). ¬†Florida pellitory long has been present at ORCA but never to this extent. Though…