Weeds of Wednesday: Tread-Softly

Stinging hairs cover the leaves, stems, flowers, and seed capsules of tread-softly (Cnidoscolus stimulosus).  Also known as finger-rot, the hairs of this native plant contain irritating compounds that cause intense stinging and itching.  A nasty rash of red pustules often…

Captain Forster Hammock Preserve Post-IRMA – Whites!

The day -- 3/3/2018 -- was windy for a group walk at Captain Forster Hammock Preserve, and the fronds of the Florida royal palms (Roystonea regia) were blowing about with signs of salt scorch lingering from Hurricane Irma evident. Below is…