Weeds of Wednesday: Mock bishopsweed?

  Pictured above is mock bishopsweed (Ptilimnium capillaceum) growing at Cypress Bend Community Preserve when we visited on 5/5/2018. ¬†Herbwilliam is another common name for this plant which was identified by Ellie Klebonis (Class of 2015). The genus name,¬†Ptilimnium, likely…

Swell swallowtail

Felcity Rask (Class of 2015) sent this beautiful photograph of a late stage black swallowtail butterfly (Papilo polyxenes asterius) on mockbishopsweed (Ptilimnium capillaceum), one of its many larval host plants, near the Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail. Also known as herb…