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…

Earth Day at PINWR

An artful strangler fig (Ficus aurea) snakes around the trunk of a sabal palmetto (Sabal palmetto) at the entrance to the Centennial trail at the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge (PINWR), the very first national wildlife refuge, on Earth Day…

Partridge, Quail or Bee Pea?

Partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata) is full of flowers along Oslo Road, at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area, at Treasure Shores Park (where the pictures above was taken), and throughout Indian River County mostly in sunny, dry places. ¬†Supposedly, European explorers…