Tag Archive: Ferns

Resurrection Ferns: Hardy Native Air Plants

Resurrection ferns are found in many mature hardwood trees in north Florida. This fern is an air plant which prospers on skimpy amounts of water and plant nutrients. One of the wonderful features of spring is the return of green to the branches of many trees in north Florida. Cypress, poplar, cherry and many others …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/13/resurrection-ferns-hardy-native-air-plants/

Invasive Species of the Day: Tiger Prawn and Climbing Ferns

Giant Tiger Prawn (Penaeus monodon): Giant Tiger Prawn: This large shrimp, also known as the Asian Tiger Shrimp and the Black Tiger Shrimp, can reach lengths between 8-12 inches.  It resembles are native edible penaeid shrimp but differs in that it has distinct black and yellow stripes. It was brought to the U.S. from the Indo-Pacific …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/27/invasive-species-of-the-day-tiger-prawn-and-climbing-ferns/

Resurrection Ferns

One of the natural phenomena I’ve loved watching this rainy summer is the dramatic “life and death” cycle of the resurrection fern (Pleopeltis polypodioides). Found most often along the branches and trunks of stately mature live oaks, this plant turns from a dry, crackly brown to a vibrant green in the span of a day. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/02/resurrection-ferns/