Tag Archive: Blooming

Firespikes are Blooming!

  Photo Credit: Candy Butler, Floridata.com Looking to add something to brighten your landscape this autumn?   Firespike (Odontonema strictum) is a prolific fall bloomer with red tubular flowers that are very popular with hummingbirds and butterflies.  Its glossy dark green leaves make an attractive large plant that will grow quite well in moderate shade to full sunlight.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/08/firespikes-are-blooming/

Fall Blooming Native Wildflowers

Swamp Sunflower Photo credit: UF/IFAS Milt Putnam Fall Blooming Native Wildflowers Drive along any highway or rural road at this time of year and chances are some color will catch your eye; not so much in the tree tops, but in ditches and right of ways. Although yellow seems to be the predominant color in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/14/fall-blooming-native-wildflowers/

Horse Nettle Blooming in Wakulla County

Delicate flowers disguise the potential problems of Horsenettle.  The dainty yellow and white flowers belie the disaster potential of the plants. Horsenettles (Solanum carolinense) are blooming and producing fruit in Wakulla County. Horsenettle can be a serious weed problem in Florida’s perennial grass pastures, hay producing operations and along fence rows. The result of infestation is reduced usable …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/06/15/horse-nettle-blooming-in-wakulla-county/