Tag: Natural Resources

Wild Weeds – Virginia Creeper

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia .Virginia Creeper is a vine found in rural and urban areas, climbing up trees, light poles, fences and more. It ranges from a dark brown/purple to green… Read More

Wild Weeds – Morning Glories

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Morning-Glories Ipomea sp. There are about 25 types of  Morning-Glories found in Florida, some native and some not. Morning-glories come in a variety of colors, from purple, pink, blue, red, white… Read More

Wild Weeds – Yellow Jessamine

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Yellow Jessamine Gelsemium sempervirens Yellow Jessamine, also called Carolina Jasmine, is a Florida native but will only catch your eye for a short period. The vine is often found trailing through… Read More

Wildflowers, What’s Blooming Series: Carnivorous Plants

waterlily flower and leaves

While most plants get eaten by bugs, these plants do the eating!  In this issue of Wildflowers: What’s Blooming, we explore native carnivorous plants of Florida.  These special plants obtain their nutrients from trapping and consuming animals (typically… Read More

Wildflowers, What’s Blooming Series: Plants with Animal Names

waterlily flower and leaves

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 Series: From Common to Rare

waterlily flower and leaves

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

Wild Weeds – American Beautyberry

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month American Beautyberry Callicarpa americana .This large bush makes a statement all year round, particularly during the fall when its berries are beginning to ripen. The bush is often 3-5 feet tall,… Read More