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Horticulture Extension agents provide homeowners, HOA, plant nurseries and landscape professionals with information on Florida Friendly Landscape plants (FFL) including lawn care, plant selection, water conservation, insect and disease management through a variety of workshops. Master Gardener volunteers also work with schools training Jr. Master Gardeners on projects such as community gardens.  They provide thousands of hours of service to the local community.  Volunteers also answer questions and conduct soil pH tests in county offices while creating educational opportunities to expand the educational mission of UF/IFAS.


What is the name of this weed with purple flowers?

Thanks you for bringing this to our bi-monthly plant clinic.  I feel certain I would not have been able to identify it without looking at it closely.  It appears to be Common Venus-looking-glass or Clasping bellwort, Triodanis perfoliate, which is a winter annual or perennial. Its name comes from the seeds which apparently


Landscape Matters 2018 – Honeybees

Landscape Matters Wednesday, April 18, 10 a.m. Yulee County Building 86026 Pages Dairy Road. (Take US 17 North, pass over the railroad tracks, turn left on Pages Dairy Road. The building is attached to the fire station.) 86026 Pages Dairy Rd, Yulee, FL 32097, USA Honeybees On April 18, at 10 am, UF/IFAS Nassau Master Gardeners Vicki Martin and Claudia Witcher will conduct a class on


Please identify this weed.

The weed you brought to the Yulee office is called Florida pellitory, Parietaria floridana.  This is a native, annual or short-lived perennial with small leaves.  It does a green flower but the flowers are very small and non-distinct. It really has no outstanding physical characteristics. In fact, it is often mistaken for common chickweed - the