Marvelous Marlberry

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

Myrsine is green!

Sherry Shipley (Class of Fall 1998) coined the adage, Myrsine is green, as a mnemonic for differentiating marlberry (Ardisia escallonioides) from myrsine (Myrsine cubans). Both of these plant belong to the same plant family, Myrsinaceae (myrsine). Myrsine is pictured above…