Weeds of Wednesday: Kiss-Me-Quick & its Pals

You can purchase Paraguayan purslane (Portulaca amilis) and multi-colored cultivars of this succulent groundcover at almost any garden center. This weedy tropical immigrant from South American is shown above “volunteering” at Treasure Shores Park in 2017. Its range in the…

Rabbit, Rabbit

On a visit to Treasure Shores Park on 8/16/2020, we saw a chunky marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris) on the eastern edge of the parking lot. Marsh rabbits are strong swimmers  and are almost always found near water.  Sometimes, they use…

Weeds of Wednesday: Common dayflower

Terry Greene (Class of 2019) asked about this tiny blue-flowered plant that we saw at Treasure Shores Park growing amid beach dune sunflower (Helianthus debilis).  It is a dayflower, most likely common dayflower (Commelina communis).  Each flower lasts only a…