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Posts from ‘June, 2010’

Coral Bean

When I first moved to my present place in 1999, I thought that I knew a lot about native plants. It turned out that I just knew some of the more common ones. I had never seen an inkwood (exothea paniculata), a krug’s holly (ilex krugiana), west indian cherry (prunus myrtifolia) or a coral bean […]

Tetrazygia Bicolor

I’m not sure why, but there are very few native plants in South Florida with showy flowers, unless you include the palm family. The many gorgeous flowering trees present in South Florida, like the yellow and pink Tabebuia, Royal Poinciana, various species of Frangipani, Shower of Gold and Jacaranda are all natives of other lands. […]