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April showers…?

What image comes to mind when you hear the term “drought-tolerant plant?”   Ugh. Unfortunately, there are a handful of common misconceptions about drought-tolerant landscaping that just won’t go away. Too often, the phrase “drought-tolerant” immediately conjures up… Read More

Invasives in Bloom

Spring is in the air. The bees are buzzing, the pollen is falling, and the flowers are blooming. It’s a beautiful time of year, but there are some blooming plants among us that despite their attractiveness don’t belong. Invasive… Read More

Wildflowers, What’s Blooming Series: Carnivorous Plants

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

Illinois pondweed: A native aquatic plant we love to hate

Illinois pondweed (Potmagoeton illinoensis) is a Florida native aquatic plant that provides valuable aquatic habitat and forage for wildlife. Additionally, pondweed can act as a pioneer species in recovering lake ecosystems, increasing dissolved oxygen levels and helping anchor… Read More

Fact Sheets | Native Plants of Southwest Florida | Stephen Brown | Lee County Extension

Native Plants of Southwest Florida     Library of Native Plants: Fact Sheets & Video Links – OLD LINKS (Needs to be Updated)     Bark Exfoliation of South Florida Trees     Bay Cedar (Suriana maritima)     Beach Sunflower (Helianthus Debilis)     Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)     Blackroot (Pterocaulon pycnostachyum)… Read More

Native Ornamental Grasses for Central Florida

Conversations about grass, do not usually include the use of ornamental grasses.  Discussions about grass usually involve the trials and tribulations of maintaining turfgrass and either how green and healthy it looks or the brown spots and insects… Read More