Weeds of Wednesday: Colorful Coral Ardisia

Coral ardisia is a striking but invasive plant. The Osprey Acres Stormwater Park and Nature Preserve, unfortunately, is home to a thriving population in its shady hammock areas, as seen below. Native to southeast Asia and introduced to Florida as…

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.…