Sea oxeye daisy: Bulbous-ness

Sea oxeye daisy  (Borrichia frutescens) is now full of flowers in the coastal wetlands at Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) and elsewhere. Bushy seaside oxeye and bushy seaside tansy are other common names for this colonial perennial plant of saline…

Saltwort Eater

Karen Schuster (Class of 2009) shared this photograph of a great southern white butterfly (Ascia monuste) that she took at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge (PINWR).  We also saw this butterfly on our field trip to the Winter Beach Salt…

Weeds of Wednesday: Oakleaf fleabane

Tiny, 1/4" daises graced a profusion of oak leaf fleabane (Erigeron quercifolius) plants at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge (PINWR) when we field-tripped there on March 11, 2018. Also known as southern fleabane, this native annual wildflower -- or, depending…

Weeds of Wednesday: Largeflower Mexican clover

\ It's getting to be everywhere and seems to be flowering more frequently: Largeflower Mexican clover (Richardia grandiflora). Yes, it's tiny flowers are pretty and attract pollinators, including bees and butterflies like the great southern white butterfly (Ascia monuste) shown…