Black-Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta

Venture into the vision of the Black-Eyed Susan flower, a plant with not only sunshine colored stamens but a chilling gaze reminiscent of the Ju-On monster. The Black-Eyed Susan, or Rudbeckia hirta, evokes Japanese horror aesthetics and attracts an array of fascinating native Florida pollinators. Drawing from scientific literature, this article explores the captivating relationships… Continue reading Black-Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta

Ozark Sundrop vs. the Peruvian Primrose, Ludwigia peruviana ☹︎

The Ozarks, an expansive region stretching across the southern United States, has an aura of mystery. Steeped in history and cultural richness, this rugged landscape is home to diverse flora and fauna. One such plant, the Ozark Sundrop (Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. incana), has recently caught the attention of skeleton people. In this article, we will… Continue reading Ozark Sundrop vs. the Peruvian Primrose, Ludwigia peruviana ☹︎

Lanceleaf Tickseed, Coreopsis lanceolata

The Angry Yellow of Lanceleaf Tickseed Introduction When the sinister sunshine shines upon blooming Lanceleaf Tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolata) petals, you can’t help by notice. This vibrant perennial plant not only enlivens the landscape but also supports diverse insect life, playing a crucial role in native gardens. Supporting Insects and Native Gardens Coreopsis lanceolata serves as… Continue reading Lanceleaf Tickseed, Coreopsis lanceolata

Blanket Flower, Gaillardia pulchella

Abstract The Blanket Flower, Gaillardia pulchella, is a captivating perennial plant of the Asteraceae family, often found lurking in the forgotten fields of native gardens. The Asteraceae family is well known because it is the sunflower family. Its bewitching, multicolored blossoms and ability to withstand drought make it a sought-after addition to the gardens of… Continue reading Blanket Flower, Gaillardia pulchella

Spanish Needles, Bidens alba

Abstract In this article, we delve into the enigmatic realm of Bidens alba, a plant widely distributed across the Americas. We explore its intricate relationship with its pollinators, which include a diverse array of insects, among them bees, butterflies, and moths. In our journey through the mysterious and playful world of Bidens alba, we will… Continue reading Spanish Needles, Bidens alba

Bahama Cassia, Senna Mexicana var. Chapmanii

In the realm of twilight, where darkness stretches its tendrils, there lies a plant, shrouded in mystery: the Bahama Cassia, Senna Mexicana var. Chapmanii. The Bahama Cassia is a perennial shrub native to the subtropical regions of Florida, the Bahamas, and Cuba. It’s is no stranger to the shadows cast by live oaks, palms, and… Continue reading Bahama Cassia, Senna Mexicana var. Chapmanii

Aquatic Milkweed, Asclepias perennis

In the shadowy realm of the Skeleton Gardens, Asclepias perennis, also known as aquatic milkweed or white milkweed, emerges as a ghostly presence. Its haunting white flowers seem to float like spectral apparitions in the murky depths of the swampy habitats it inhabits, beckoning a host of pollinators and insects to partake in its nocturnal… Continue reading Aquatic Milkweed, Asclepias perennis