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BALDWIN'S ERYNGO (Eryngium baldwinii)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: BALDWIN’S ERYNGO (Eryngium baldwinii)

a.k.a. Matted-button snakeroot, this ground vine is so tiny it can easily be overlooked. A member of the CARROT FAMILY (APIACEAE) 61 more words

Florida Native Plant

GREENBRIER (Smilax sp.)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?:  GREENBRIER (Smilax sp.)

I have to wait for the berries to be sure, but this is likely S. auriculata which is a thorny vine with large edible potato-like tubers. 88 more words

Florida Native Plant

Mangemange - Lygodium articulatum

At first glance the thin wiry stems of Mangemange look easy to break, but they are actually incredibly strong. Many trampers find themselves strung up by the plant, struggling in vain to break free. 157 more words

New Zealand

Hangehange - Geniostoma ligustrifolium

The shiny lettuce green leaves of Hangehange are a common sight in New Zealand forests and bush fragments. These soft fleshy leaves can be distinguished from other plants by a distinctive “drip tip”, an elongated point at the end of the leaf that allows rain to run off. 99 more words

New Zealand

Kahakaha - Astelia hastatum

Kahakaha or Perching Lily is an epiphytic plant found nesting in the canopy. In some places it grows so densely that it forms an aerial garden, suspended amongst the tree tops. 122 more words

New Zealand

Lemonwood - Pittosporum eugenioides

Crush the leaves of Lemonwood in your hands, and you will immediately understand how the plant got its name. The leaves and bark have an undeniable and delicious lemony-aroma.  178 more words

New Zealand

Plant Of The Week #5: Rosa rugosa

Despite the ever lengthening list of new and exciting plants I have come across over the last few weeks  that I would positively love to look into further for future installments, I decided to not let myself get too carried away. 1,123 more words

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