Weeds of Wednesday: Species Matter!

Shown above is shoebutton ardisia (Ardisia elliptica), which despite ongoing efforts by volunteers and invasive plant control professionals, remains problematic at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) and elsewhere.  This Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council Category #1 invasive pest plant…

Throwback Thursday: Marlberry Hurricane Resilance Poster Child

After Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004, the first plant to flourish was marlberry (Ardisia escallonoides). And, marlberry is flowering, as seen above full of buds, in the wake of Hurricane Irma on 10-8-2017. Dr. Frank Craighead noted the same…