Weeds of Wednesday: Christmas senna

Christmas senna (Senna pendula var. glabrata), coralberry  (Ardisia crenata), shoebutton ardisia (Ardisia ellipticaI) Australian pine (Casuarina sp.) Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolia), and guineagrass (Urochloa maxima) are among the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council Category #1 invasive pest plants that have…

Inevitable Invader …

It was inevitable, unfortunately ... Ken Gonyo, Diane LaRue, Jean ‘JJ’ Romano, and Susan Warmer – the core Wednesday work team – found coral ardisia (Ardisia crenata) at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area for the first time on Wednesday, 2/18/2015.…

“New” Noxious Weed

Coralberry (Ardisia crenata) officially has been added to the Florida Noxious Weed List, which prohibits its cultivation and sale. Like many invasive pest plants, this "beauty" was cultivated and sold by the Florida nursery industry, a $1.9 billion industry in…