Weeds of Wednesday: Peppervine

Peppervine (Nekemias arborea) was prodigious along the Denton Trail when we visited there on June 13.  Thanks to Jane Schnee (Class of 2010) for showing us this lovely trail along the St. Sebastian River, accessed from a small parking lot…

Weeds of Wednesday: Tread-Softly

Stinging hairs cover the leaves, stems, flowers, and seed capsules of tread-softly (Cnidoscolus stimulosus).  Also known as finger-rot, the hairs of this native plant contain irritating compounds that cause intense stinging and itching.  A nasty rash of red pustules often…

Radiating & Radiant Red

As we walked from the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory Boathouse to to the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA)  on 3/30/2019, we saw lots of striking spikes of scarlet flowers radiating up from within the vegetation along the road.  The coralbean…