In this DIY guide, Johnny walks you through the process of testing milkweed leaves for the presence of O.E. spores using just a 40X student-grade microscope.
The Scrub Blazing Star, also known as Florida Gayfeather (Liatris ohlingerae), is an eye-catching perennial that adds a burst of color to Florida’s diverse landscapes.
The Sweet-Scented Pigeonwings is not just a beautiful addition to Florida’s Lake Wales Ridge; it’s a cornerstone species that contributes significantly to the ecological fabric of the region.
Milkweeds are not just another pretty plant; they’re the cornerstone of a complex ecological web. Serving as the primary host plants for the famed Monarch butterfly, these hardy perennials play a crucial role in ecosystems across the United States, including the diverse landscapes of Texas.
The genera Echinacea and Rudbeckia are closely related, both belonging to the Asteraceae family, but they exhibit some key genetic and morphological differences that warrant their classification into separate genera.
The Purple Coneflower, scientifically known as Echinacea purpurea, is a captivating native perennial that adds a splash of color to any garden while also serving as a critical plant for Florida ecology
Hairy Balls are more than just a conversation starter; they’re a butterfly haven and a testament to the weird and wonderful world of flora. Whether you’re in the southern U.S., northern Mexico, or Australia, this plant offers something for everyone—both in laughs and ecological benefits.
The term “monophyletic” refers to a group of organisms that share a single common ancestor, and this common ancestor is included within the group.