Weeds: Give Them an Inch & They’ll Take Mile

A visit to the Sebastian Stormwater Park on 8/8/2020 was opportunity to see an unfortunate array of invasive pest plants, mega-weeds. ¬†Seeing the proverbial silver lining, Karen Schuster (Class of 2007) remarked that property could have "grown homes". This 163…

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…

Weeds of Wednesday: A New Name for Guineagrass

Guineagrass is shown above growing near the bike rack at the northwest "main" entrance to the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA). For awhile the politically correct name for this grass was giant panicum. Not anymore, though, since the botanical name…