Weeds of Wednesday: A Tale of 3 Solanums

Invasive exotic pest plants plague natural areas, ornamental landscapes, agricultural operations, and pastures.  Pictured above is tropical soda apple (Solanum viarum), which we saw when we visited Treasure Hammock Ranch on 3-3-2019.  This heavily armed & sun-loving weed of pastures…

Weeds of Wednesday: A Tale of 2 Leaves

The nightshade family, Solanaceae, is quite diverse and includes many economically important plants -- that we love or hate -- such as tomatoes, eggplants, tobacco, bell peppers, chili peppers, potatoes, and petunias. Members of this plant family are found on…