When I hear the word tumbleweed, an image of a dry brittle plant tumbling across a barren road of an arid desert scene pops into my head. Not the image of a prickly plant patching across the beaches… Read More
Wednesday, May 22 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location: Peck Center 516 S 10th St Fernandina Beach, FL Rebecca Jordi will give a lecture on native and invasive vines Wednesday evening, May 22 from 7:00 pm – 8:00… Read More
Q: I’ve been told melaleuca mulch can cause allergies and smells terrible. Should we be concerned about adding it to the landscape? A: Melaleuca, Melaleuca quinquenervia, also known as punk tree, paperbark tree, or cajeput, is an invasive,… Read More
Q: I have some plant growing around my retention pond and it appears to be getting out of control. I was thinking it was some type of elephant ear. Can you identify it for me? A: Thank you… Read More
Q: What is the name of the vine-like weed growing in my turfgrass? They are not difficult to pull up but it does smell unpleasant when it is disturbed. I have never seen it flower. A: After bringing… Read More
Q: I have a short, dark green plant popping up in several places in my yard. It has red berries hanging on it. Can you tell me what it is? A: Thanks for bringing samples into the office… Read More
Q: I just moved here and I have this tree in my yard which has clusters of white seed pods. What is it and should I be concerned?
Q: I just moved here and I have this tree in my yard which has clusters of white seed pods. I am also seeing loads of seedlings all underneath the canopy. What is it and should I be… Read More
Q: I found this evergreen shrub at one of our beach public access areas. Can you tell me what it is?
Q: I found this evergreen shrub at one of our beach public access areas. I would normally not have noticed it but with most of the plants brown from the winter it happened to stand out. Can you… Read More
Q: I bought a pink Mexican petunia and it has taken over my yard. I am finding it every where. What can I do to get rid of it? A: Truly this plant is a pest in our… Read More
A: I am glad to hear you recognize this tree as a pest and that you are willing to get rid of it in your landscape. Chinese tallow (Sapium sebiferum) grows and spreads rapidly, is difficult to kill,… Read More