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Tag: Native Plants

Poison Ivy and Poison Oak

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Despite the heat and bugs, nothing beats spending time outside with family. Make sure children understand the plants to stay away from when they are out… Read More

Tent Caterpillars

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Summer is a popular time of year for camping. As school ends, parents are busy signing their kids up for day and overnight camps. Tent moths… Read More

Wildflowers are Blooming All Over Wakulla

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Nothing says natural beauty like wildflowers. This time of year, nature puts on a stunning show. The ground is covered in a lush blanket of wildflowers,… Read More

Spiderwort and Rustweed

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director It is said that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but what if that rose was called spiderwort? Surely, one would have… Read More

Native Flowers Overlooked for Cultivated Blooms

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director The pastel palette of Spring is here at last. The warm air is abuzz with hummingbirds and bees discovering their new favorite flowers to visit. Some… Read More

Resurrection Ferns

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director With Easter just around the corner, what better plant to observe than one with the power to rise from the dead? The resurrection fern is aptly… Read More

Blue Violets and Horse Sugar

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Spring is a time of renewal–its gentle warmth encouraging bursts of color in the most unexpected places. Even the tiniest plants are doing their best to… Read More

Camphor Trees

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Natural remedies, some centuries old, are regaining popularity in today’s society. Those seeking relief from the onslaught of seasonal allergies need look no further than the… Read More

Gall Wasps

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Mothers want what is best for their offspring. Surprisingly, one of the greatest mothers of all may be the tiny wasp, Callirhytis. Often mistaken as a… Read More