Weeds of Wednesday: Coffee Senna

The devil, often, is in the detail ... When a new plant volunteered in our yard after Hurricane Irma, I did not look too hard at it and thought, happily, that privet senna (Senna ligustrina) had volunteered. ┬áThe Florida Plant…

Well-used Sabal & More Meanderings

Well-used is the way that Karen Schuster (Class of 2008) described this cabbage palm (Sabal palmetto) that she photographed on our walk on the stout boardwalk at Spoonbill Marsh on 11/7/15. Woodpeckers are likely among the critters that have called…

Sick over senna

Its flowers are beautiful, come at Christmas-time, and attract bevies of pollinators. Its leaves are a larval food for sulfur butterflies. Unfortunately, though, Christmas senna (Senna pendula) is a Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council Category 1 invasive pest plant. Fast…