Herbarium

field of white clover

Five Facts: Clover in Florida

Five facts about... Clover in Florida Fact 1: There are a lot of clovers! Clovers are very attractive to a wide variety of pollinators. Florida Museum photo...
leaves and fruit of Hearts-a-bustin

Five Facts: Hearts-a-bustin’ in Florida

Five Facts About... Hearts-a-bustin’ in Florida Euonymus americanus (also called hearts-a-bustin') capsules open to reveal red seeds in Arlington National Ce...
skunkvine infestation

Five Facts: Skunkvine in Florida

Five facts about... Skunkvine in Florida Skunkvine, Paederia foetida, is an aggressive, twining vine in the coffee family, or Rubiaceae. Plants produce multip...
truffle mushrooms on ground

Two new truffle species discovered in Florida pecan orchards

Two new species of truffles were recently discovered on the roots of pecan trees in Florida orchards. The good news is that you can eat them — the bad news is that you wouldn't want to. While Tuber brennemanii and Tuber floridanum are edible “true...
Chinese wisteria

Five Facts: Wisteria in Florida

Five facts about… Wisteria in Florida Wisteria has become somewhat iconic in lush gardens in the Southeastern United States. In the spring, it’s easy to locat...
Coral ardisia fruit

Five Facts About Coral Ardisia in Florida

Five Facts About... Coral Ardisia (in Florida) Scientific name: Ardisia crenata 1: It’s a beautiful troublemaker This hardy evergreen has a dense collection of glossy, dark green leaves above with clusters of small white flowers and shiny red pe...
Air potato leaf.

Five Facts: Air Potatoes in Florida

Five Facts About... Air potatoes (in Florida) Scientific name: Dioscorea bulbifera This vine can be found in nearly every county in Florida. Air potato...