The Beauty in a Berry

The Florida native shrub known as American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), is beautiful on so many levels. It’s easy to find in our state parks, look for the wild and brilliant berry spires that ripen from green to purple from mid summer to early winter. The really beautiful reason why the berries ripen slowly along the branch that way is … More The Beauty in a Berry

Pontederia cordata

Florida’s Pontederia cordata also known as Pickerelweed (another elegant name for a native, eh?) is a common wetland wildflower that blooms heavily in the late spring and early summer here in our parts. Pollinators love it, it makes a good cut flower and it’s edible.

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