A long-thorned palm

Volunteers Ken Gonyo & Diane LaRue 'discovered' this thorny palm - a Senegal date palm (Phoenix reclinata) growing between 2 native cabbage palms (Sabal palmetto), as well as few other smaller individuals. The Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC) lists the…

Boo … Another Invasive Plant …

  Beach naupaka (Scaevola taccada), an invasive pest plant, was discovered growing on the edge of a mosquito control dike at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area.  Its large, somewhat waxy leaves are yellow-green.  Fast-growing, this one plant was more than six…