Very Variable Rouge

Rougeplant (Rivina humilis) grows infrequently at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) in hammock shade along with wild coffee (Psychotria nervosa) as shown above.  This very versatile  perennial native plant also grows on the sun-baked backsides of beach dunes and…

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…

Marvelous Marlberry

Marlberry (Ardisia escallonioides) once graced the edge of the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) parking lot, shown above in 2009.  Sadly, the pictured plants for the most part have been massacred over the years by invasive pest plant control "professionals"…