Wednesday Weeds: Delectable but Dangerous

They are not ripe yet, but they soon will be. Strawberry guava (Psidium cattlelianum) fruits supposedly taste somewhat like strawberries. Another common name, Cattley guava, honors 19th Century¬†English horticulturalist William Cattley, as does the species name,¬†cattleianum. The genus name,¬†Psidium, means…

Wow! Whitewood

Graytwig (Schoepfia chrysophylloides), also known as whitewood, was flowering and fruiting on Prange Island on Father's Day. Clusters of tiny orange flowers and ripening fruits in hues of green and red accented its green, wavy-edged leaves and distinctive grayish white…