Swirled filaments & costapalmate

Scrub palmetto (Sabal etonia), shown above flourishing in the frequently burned scrub at Archbold Biological Station along with rusty staggerbush (Lyonia ferruginea), is a Florida endemic. It does not seem to be present at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. Scrub…

Sabal & sea level rise

When the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory - Pelican Island Audubon Society volunteer class began in the Fall of 1998, the stand of cabbage palms (Sabal palmetto) pictured above was alive. Thank you to Karen Schuster (Class of 2009) for this…

Strings of fern ?

Shoestring fern (Vittaria lineata) is another epiphyte that grows at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. This primitive fern with stringy foliage is found almost exclusively growing in association with "boots" -- old leafstems -- of cabbage palms (Sabal palmetto) in…