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Strangler Fig (Ficus aurea)

Strangler Fig (Ficus aurea)

Strangler Fig (Ficus aurea) The roots of the strangler fig are often thought to be vines growing on a host tree, but Strangler Figs can grow like a normal tree from the ground up; they also may start high up in another tree, such as Cabbage Palm trees, and send roots...
Snowberry (Chioccoca pinetorum)

Snowberry (Chioccoca pinetorum)

Snowberry (Chioccoca pinetorum) The Snowberry is native to South Florida and thrives throughout the Bahamas and West Indies, where it is referred to as Milkberry. The low scrambling shrub can reach a height of 10 feet, if given a support to climb upon. The fragrant...
Shoestring Fern (Vittaria lineata)

Shoestring Fern (Vittaria lineata)

Shoestring Fern (Vittaria lineata) It is easy to see why this plant is called Shoestring fern. These ferns often grow in association with Golden Polypody Ferns on Sabal Palms. This plant is an epiphyte (a plant that grows on a host without harming it.) Like all ferns,...
Sevenyear Apple (Genipa clusiifolia)

Sevenyear Apple (Genipa clusiifolia)

Sevenyear Apple (Genipa clusiifolia) Fragrant star-shaped flowers with white, pink-tipped, pointed petals about 1 inch (2.54 cm) long are borne in groups on stalks mostly in the spring. The fruit is about 2 inches long. The fruit may hang in the tree for more than a...
Seaside Oxeye (Borrichia frutescens)

Seaside Oxeye (Borrichia frutescens)

Seaside Oxeye (Borrichia frutescens) Yellow flowers bloom most profusely in spring and summer. At maturity the flower heads turn down and disperse the abundant brown seeds. Birds and rodents consume the seeds. A tea prepared from leaves and branch tips is used as a...