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Common Persimmon- Wild Weeds

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February 1, 2024

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Common Persimmon Diospyros virginiana This long-lived perennial is commonly appreciated for it's fruit. The tree can live beyond 100 years if in the proper conditions. It blooms in the spring with inconspicuous ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Natural Resources, NFLAG, Wild Weeds

Rabbit Bells – Wild Weeds

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January 1, 2024

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Rabbit Bells Crotalaria rotundifolia This low-growing wildflower can be found in pinelands, sandhills, and disturbed sandy areas throughout Florida. The small yellow flowers bloom in the afternoon and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Natural Resources, NFLAG, Wild Weeds

Prickly Pear Cactus – Wild Weeds

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December 1, 2023

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Prickly Pear Cactus Opuntia humifusa   Prickly Pear Cactus is a perennial succulent, fleshy and armed with two types of barbed bristles. This cactus has long, fixed spines, and glochids or hairlike ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Natural Resources, NFLAG, Wild Weeds

Evening Primrose – Wild Weeds

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November 1, 2023

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Evening Primrose Oenothera biennis   This upright biennial is interesting because it's flowers open at night rather than during the day like most flowers. The common name originates due to the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Natural Resources, NFLAG, Wild Weeds

Florida Toothachegrass – Wild Weeds

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October 1, 2023

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Florida Toothachegrass Ctenium floridanum   Florida toothachegrass is a perennial grass that has wide, bright green basal leaves and tall (2-3 ft) flowering stems. Flower clusters are narrow spikes ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Natural Resources, NFLAG, Wild Weeds

Gopher Apple – Wild Weeds

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September 1, 2023

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Gopher Apple Licania michauxii   Gopher apple is a low-growing woody shrub that aptly received it's name since as an important food source for gopher tortoises. The fruit is also edible to humans ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Natural Resources, NFLAG, Wild Weeds

Florida Paintbrush – Wild Weeds

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August 1, 2023

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Florida Paintbrush Carphephorus corymbosus Florida Paintbrush is a showy, herbaceous wildflower, blooming from late summer into fall. You'll find this plant in pine, scrubby, and dry to mesic flatwoods, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Natural Resources, NFLAG, Wild Weeds

Florida Betony – Wild Weeds

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April 1, 2023

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Florida Betony Stachys floridana Florida Betony is a common wildflower that spreads prolifically and is very attractive to pollinators. Almost the entire plant is edible to humans, including the tuber roots. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Natural Resources, NFLAG, Wild Weeds

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