We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary. To learn more about FMNP, view the first blog post here. By Justina Dacey and Rick O’Connor If there were… Read More
Tag: invasive species
Florida residents have been reporting unsolicited seed packets in the mail. Some have Chinese characters and others have arrived in boxes labeled diamond studs. Florida and many other states are reporting these incoming packages. The… Read More
Among the sandy dunes of northeast Florida, there’s a plant quietly replicating itself. It outcompetes our native beach species slowly altering the ecology. Mother of Millions (Kalanchoe x houghtonii) or sometimes called Chandelier plant, produces… Read More
Q: Could you help me determine the name of the plant that just appeared in my garden one day in late summer?
Q: Could you help me determine the name of the plant that just appeared in my garden one day in late summer? It had interesting foliage so I let it grow. It may be an… Read More
Air potato (Dioscorea bulbifera) is a vine in the true yam family native to Africa, south Asia, and northern Australia. It was introduced to the United States via the slave trade and reached Florida in… Read More
Japanese climbing fern (Lygodium japonicum) is a perennial climbing fern native to East Asia. It was introduced to the southeastern U.S. as an ornamental in the early 1900s. Despite its attractive appearance, Japanese climbing fern… Read More