Berries for Christmas

Christmasberry, Carolina wolfberry, Carolina desert-thorn, and creeping wolfberry are among the many common names given to this red-berried plant of coastal places.  A member of the member of the nightshade family, Solanaceae, Christmasberry (Lycium carolinianum), as we will call it,…

Throwback Thursday: Potatotree?

Once upon a time, there was a potatotree (Solanum erianthum) at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA). It is gone now, likely the victim of overzealous trail widening. Potatotree is native to the southern U.S., the Caribbean, Central American, and…