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…

Sea oxeye daisy: Bulbous-ness

Sea oxeye daisy  (Borrichia frutescens) is now full of flowers in the coastal wetlands at Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) and elsewhere. Bushy seaside oxeye and bushy seaside tansy are other common names for this colonial perennial plant of saline…