Happy Halophytes

Halophytes are plants that are adapted to growing in salty conditions, in, for instance, mangrove swamps and salt marshes. Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) includes more than 250 acres of such coastal wetlands. Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge (PINWR), where…

A Tail of 2 Scorpions

Two plants commonly called scorpion tails grow in the coastal areas of Florida. Members of the forget-me-not family (Boraginaceae), the plants have an inflorescence with 2 rows of tiny white flowers that are said to resemble the tail of scorpion.…

Spring? wildflowers

Dotted bee balm (Monarda punctata) supposedly is a late summer - early fall wildflower but, nonetheless, one individual was photographed by Karen Schuster on 4/27/2014 at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge when we visited with Ken Gonyo (Class of 2012)…