Weeds of Wednesday: Marvelous Mistflower

You will find mistflower (Conoclinum coelestinum) growing along roadsides and in other disturbed location.  Some gardeners consider this plant to be a weed, while other folks plant this wildflower in heir yards. Also known as ageratum, this pale blue (or…

A Real Florida Holly

Because it has copious red berries at Christmas time, Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolia) sometimes is called Florida holly mistakenly.  Florida is home to 15 native hollies, not all of which have red berries. Dahoon holly (Ilex cassine) – like Brazilian…

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…