Barefoot Beach Preserve was extensively damaged and will probably be closed for quite some time.  We have not received an official statement from the County of the status of the Preserve or heard when we may be able to gain access.  As soon as we have any information as to what the next step for the Friends will be, we will let you know.
Wild Coffee (Psychotria nervosa)

Wild Coffee (Psychotria nervosa)

Wild Coffee (Psychotria nervosa) Wild Coffee is a native to Florida and is a nice native plant for home gardens. It can reach heights of 10-15 feet. What we see at Barefoot is known as Shiny-Leafed Wild Coffee. This shrub can tolerate sun as well as shade. The narrow...
White Stopper (Eugenia axillaris)

White Stopper (Eugenia axillaris)

White Stopper (Eugenia axillaris) The White Stopper is in the Myrtle family and can grow up to 25 feet tall. The small, white fragrant flowers are borne in summer in clusters, appearing year-round. After flowering, they produce small berries that ripen from white to...
White Mangrove (Laguncularia racemosa)

White Mangrove (Laguncularia racemosa)

White Mangrove (Laguncularia racemosa) The White Mangrove is the most versatile of the three. They are usually upland of the Black Mangroves. Its ovate leaf has a smooth, leathery upper side with lighter mid-vein. The underside is a lighter green with a more prominent...
White Indigoberry (Randia aculeata)

White Indigoberry (Randia aculeata)

White Indigoberry (Randia aculeata) The leaves are nearly stalkless, entire, ovate, and less than two inches long. The flowers are fragrant, white with 5 petals, borne along the branch or clustered at the leaf axils, appearing year-round. After flowering, the female...
Water Pimpernel (Samolus ebracteatus)

Water Pimpernel (Samolus ebracteatus)

Water Pimpernel (Samolus ebracteatus) It is found in wetlands, including seashore salt marshes, and near springs and intermittent rivers. Flowering spring-fall. Bright-green stems are erect or ascending. Leaves usually crowded near plant base. This perennial herb can...
Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) The palmate compound leaves (consisting of 5 leaflets) are quite distinctive, which makes Virginia Creeper easy to identify in the field. Virginia creeper blooms in the spring; the flowers are small, greenish white and...