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Lantana – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Lantana Lantana camara Lantana is a tricky plant in natural areas. There is a Florida native lantana, L. depressa, but unfortunately it is now considered endangered. Majority of lantana found in natural… Read More

Elderberry – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Elderberry Sambucus nigra (subsp.) canadensis Elderberry is a Florida native tree/shrub that is often found in wet, open spaces. From spring to fall Elderberry can be distinguished by its large, flat… Read More

Dandelion – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Dandelion Pyrrhopappus carolinianus This Florida native is a common plant found in natural areas, yards, cultivated gardens…pretty much everywhere! The dandelion is the only food source for a small bee (Hemihalicus… Read More

Skunk Vine – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Skunk Vine Paederia foetida Skunkvine is a woody vine that can reach lengths upwards of 30 feet. This thornless vine gets it common name ‘skunk vine’ from the characteristically foul odor… 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

Wildflowers, What’s Blooming: Grass-like Plants

Named by Ponce de Leon in 1513, La Florida means “Land of Flowers” — and indeed it is!  Florida has more than 3,600 native and naturalized flowering species. Wildflowers are plants that grow in their natural state with… Read More

Wildflowers, What’s Blooming: Native Milkweeds

Named by Ponce de Leon in 1513, La Florida means “Land of Flowers” — and indeed it is!  Florida has more than 3,600 native and naturalized flowering species. Wildflowers are plants that grow in their natural state with… Read More

Soil and Water Summer Experience – Sam Glinsky

The Soil and Water Sciences Department is offering students the chance to blog about their summer experience. The students enrolled in one of three courses over the summer, for which they received credit: SWS 4905-Individual Work, SWS 4911-Supervised… Read More

The end is near…

  Whether you call it Spotted Beebalm, Dotted Horsemint, or Monarda punctata, the blooming of this native wildflower is a reliable signal that the end* is near. (*…of summer) Each year, as children are heading back to school,… Read More