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Scarlet Swamp Hibiscus

Scarlet swamp hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus) is in the Malvacea family and is native to the Southeastern US. Hibiscus in Greek and Latin means mallow, and in Latin, coccineus means scarlet. Plant...

What is it? Wednesday

Decorative Crypsis Display by Synchlora spp. (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) The ability to camouflage oneself and the level of that camouflage is often a matter of life and death for an insect. Adults...

Weed of the Month – Fragrant Kyllinga

Fragrant Kyllinga (Kyllinga odorata) Fragrant kyllinga is mostly a summer annual but can be perennial with milder winters. It is a member of the Sedge (Cyperaceae) family. It can be distinguished...

National Moth Week

Did you know this week is National Moth Week? July 17 – 25, 2021, marks the tenth anniversary of National moth week. This program started in New Jersey but now has a global reach. The goal this year...

The Cilantro-Coriander Connection

Want to know how to get two distinct flavors from one plant? Well, the plant known as Coriandrum sativum can provide just that. C. sativum is commonly cultivated as a low growing, vegetative herb...

Eastern Hercules Beetles

The eastern Hercules beetle is one of the largest and heaviest insects in the U.S. In South Carolina, there is only one Hercules beetle species, Dynastes tityus. These insects are a type of beetle...

What is it? Wednesday

I liken the house centipede, Scutigera coleoptrata, to a swift-moving hairball. Due to their secretive behavior, dart and freeze movements, and what seems like an overabundance of legs, encounters...

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