Myrsine is green!

Sherry Shipley (Class of Fall 1998) coined the adage, Myrsine is green, as a mnemonic for differentiating marlberry (Ardisia escallonioides) from myrsine (Myrsine cubans). Both of these plant belong to the same plant family, Myrsinaceae (myrsine). Myrsine is pictured above…

Marvelous marlberry

Marlberry (Ardisia escalloniodies) flowers and fruits throughout the year. The fall rains have brought a flush of fragrant flowers to many marlberry, showing off the stunning yellow anthers (the pollen-producing part of the plant) referenced by the genus name, Ardisia.…