Large flocks of robins and other birds are swooping in on the many 'Winter King' green hawthorn (Crataegus viridis) trees that grow in my neighborhood. The apparently delicious berries are inspiring flocking feeding frenzies. Click to download a large version (800x600) of this image.
The beautiful 'Pink Perfection' camellia (Camellia japonica) in my backyard began blooms at this time of year in my yard in North Florida. It 's my favorite variety and I hope I can go down and visit it over the holidays! r. Click here to download a large version (800x600) of this winter blooming beauty. See more varieties in the Camellia Wallpaper Gallery.
The Bourbon Red turkey is an historic variety developed in Kentucky just after the Civil War. It's one of several kinds that you can see in the My Favorite Turkeys slideshow. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
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Travels in Africa
Bruce Bohm is doing a series of articles for us on the incredible plants that he and his wife Lesley, a botanical illustrator, encountered on his recent trip to South Africa. Click here for menu.
Animals of the Florida Scrub
This is one of the creature and plants that Steve will introduce you to on his Tour of the Florida Scrub - a unique plant community that he has studied for many years. Even if you're not from Florida you'll still enjoy meeting the plants and animals of this unique ecosystem that can be seen just an hour's drive from DisneyWorld and other Central Florida attractions.
All About Iris
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The red or swamp maple (Acer rubrum) is a North American native tree from which several popular cultivars have been developed. In the photo is 'Embers', a cultivar noted for its beautiful crimson autumn foliage.
These maple (Acer) species are profiled on Floridata (we'll be adding several more in 2015):
boxelder (Acer negundo)
Japanese maple (Acer palmatum)
Norway maple (Acer platanoides)
paperbark maple (Acer griseum)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
silver maple (Acer saccharinum)
sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
Norway maple (Acer platanoides) is a very robust deciduous tree noted for its the many cultivars. Some, like those in the picture have dark burgundy or purple leaves, another 'Princeton Gold' has bright yellow-green foliage.
The Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) is a small tree or large shrub. Hundreds of varieties and cultivars of Japanese maple have been developed over the last several centuries.