New Temporary Location for the The Lecture Series 2023! All lectures will be held at North Collier Regional Park Exhibit Hall/Administration Building. The Preserve remains closed.


(Iresine diffusa)

Bloodleaf or Jubas Bush is tall and erect. The edges of the wavy leaves are tinged with red and eventually turn completely red. The flowers bloom and make a feathery appearance. Juba is the name of a dance of slaves from Africa. Native Americans used this plant as a remedy for coughs. Bloodleaf is grazed by livestock.

Information Provided by the Friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve
No Reproduction Without Written Permission