“Spice” Tree?

Pepperbark, toothache tree, tickle tongue, and prickly ash are among the many common names given to the deciduous temperate tree also called Hercules-club (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis). ┬áThis native tree was planted at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) in 2001 as…

Citrus Camouflage

Ken Gonyo (Class of 2012) sent this photo of a well-camouflaged giant swallowtail butterfly (Papilio cresphontes) chrysalis on his hercules club (Zanthoxylum clava herculis). Giant swallowtail butterflies complete 2 or 3 generations in Florida and in their 5 larval (caterpillar)…