Tag Archive: Plant

Lemon bacopa, a beautiful pond plant or a weed?

Bacopa caroliniana, also known as lemon bacopa, is a popular aquatic plant. It is mostly found in the southeastern United States in states such as Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi and even Texas. Lemon bacopa has a perennial life cycle that could make it a weed to some, or desired plant to others. Also, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://franklin.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/08/02/lemon-bacopa-a-beautiful-pond-plant-or-a-weed/

Dodder: Vampire Plant or Nature’s Own Genetic Modification Organism?

Dodder vines covering an oak seedling. The vines always wrap counterclockwise.Photo Credit: Jed Dillard Vampires of all types and genetic modifications are hot topics these days, and a common, but uncommon looking and acting Florida weed may have combined the two subjects. Dodder, a native invasive, parasitic plant, reproduces by seed but does not have enough …

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Permanent link to this article: http://franklin.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/07/13/dodder-vampire-plant-or-natures-own-genetic-modification-organism/