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A NOT so Friendly Native Plant: Heartleaf Nettle or Fireweed

As a sixth generation Floridian, I encourage people to plant and protect native plants. Native plants are critical to our native pollinators and other wildlife. However, one winter afternoon as I strolled through my yard, I bent down… Read More

Thistle – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Thistle Cirsium sp. & others Thistles are the bane of any pasture owners existence, but they also frequently occur on roadsides, ditchbanks, and forest hiking trails. Thistles are a bi-annual plant, meaning… Read More

Trailing Pearlwort – Discovered in Volusia County

Discovery Trailing Pearlwort has found its way to Volusia County. According to The Atlas of Florida Plants Institute for Systemic Botany website, there is no record of it in Volusia County. http://florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=3130 Chadwick Richard, Senior pest management technician… Read More

Wild Weeds – Cherokee Rose

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Cherokee Rose Rosa laevigata The Cherokee Rose is native to China, Taiwan, Laos, and Vietnam. It is a beautiful evergreen shrub that prefers to climb. Often you will find Cherokee Roses… Read More

New ‘Identification of Weeds in Florida Citrus’ Guide Available Now

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The UF/IFAS Extension bookstore has released an updated version of “Identification of Weeds in Florida Citrus,” a pocket-sized quick reference guide to weeds commonly observed throughout the state that may be frequently found in citrus… Read More

Steam Technique Can Spell Doom for Citrus Weeds, Help Preserve Environment

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Like many farmers nationwide, citrus growers are looking for any edge in their fight against weeds, and they’d rather use fewer chemicals to control the plants, says a University of Florida scientist. That’s because chemicals… Read More