Weeds of Wednesday: A Tale of 2 Eupatoriums #2

It's a little bit early for lateflowering thoroughwort (Eupatorium serotinum) to be in flower, but this native wildflower was flowering -- profusely and in multiple spots -- at the Indian River Lagoon Greenway when we visited on 8/11/2018. ¬†Also known…

Throwback T-day: A Tale of 2 Eupatoriums

Marylou Rethman (Class of 2009), Trish White (Class of 2002), Susan Boyd (Class of 2003) & Lee Day (Class of 2001 for her husband Joel) provide scale on 9-25-2009 at Captain Forster Preserve. This photo was taken adjacent to the…

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Karen Schuster (Class of 2008) sent this fabulous fall photo of dogfennel (Eupatorium capillifolium) in flower. An aggressive native of moist places throughout the eastern and south central U.S., dog fennel is frequently regarded as a weed of pastures and…

Ferruginea or Fruticosa

Common names can be confusing. Because it fits so well, this plant - Lyonia fruticosa - is commonly called rusty lyonia. But, in the Bible of Florida plant ID, the Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida, Dr. Richard Wunderlin…