A Real Florida Holly

Because it has copious red berries at Christmas time, Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolia) sometimes is called Florida holly mistakenly.  Florida is home to 15 native hollies, not all of which have red berries. Dahoon holly (Ilex cassine) – like Brazilian…

Weeds of Wednesday: Christmas senna

Christmas senna (Senna pendula var. glabrata), coralberry  (Ardisia crenata), shoebutton ardisia (Ardisia ellipticaI) Australian pine (Casuarina sp.) Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolia), and guineagrass (Urochloa maxima) are among the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council Category #1 invasive pest plants that have…

Weeds of Wednesday: A New Name for Guineagrass

Guineagrass is shown above growing near the bike rack at the northwest "main" entrance to the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA). For awhile the politically correct name for this grass was giant panicum. Not anymore, though, since the botanical name…