They are thorny, woody vines growing anywhere from 1 to 12 meters (3 ft 3 in to 39 ft 4 in) tall, scrambling over other plants with their spiky thorns. The thorns are tipped with a black, waxy substance. They are evergreen where rainfall … Continue reading

Swamp lily

Crinum americanum L. This lily is also called Crinum lily, Seven sisters, Southern swamp lily, String lily. Swamp lilies are erect plants that grow in small clumps. The leaves grow directly from the bulb and are 2–4 feet long and 2–3 inches … Continue reading

Ponytail Palm

Beaucarnea recurvata From my research on the Ponytail Palm, I found that the it is not a palm at all. They are closely related to Yuccas and thrive under the same conditions. Plants have dark green, grass-like leaves that are … Continue reading

Pink Porterweed

Pink Porterweed (Stachytarpheta mutabilis) is a variety that is native to South America but does very well in the climate of South Florida. .  The bright pink flowers of this Porterweed are striking but like the flowers of other Porterweed species, each flowers … Continue reading