Dramatic Dayflower

Trich Kruza (Class of 2015) spotted this solo Florida scrub roseling (Callisia ornata) growing at the south Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA). ¬†Also known as pink spiderwort, this plant is endemic to scrubby habitats in peninsular Florida. This spring-summer annual…

Galls – Intimate Interactions

Galls are a long-evolved interaction between a plant and a gall-maker. The gall-maker could be an insect, mite, bacteria, fungus, virus or nematode. Gall-makers generally are "tied" to one species of plants or a genus of plants and tend to…