Pedagogy of the Plants

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Neon Sea Grape Venation

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Coccoloba uvifera

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Coccoloba uvifera

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Coccoloba uvifera

For a sea grape jelly recipe and more, click here.

Written by Cameron Brooks

March 15, 2020 at 6:54 pm

Snake Plants Occupy Coquina Beach

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Sansevieria trifasciata

Sabal Roots on Rattlesnake Island

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Sabal palmetto

Don’t they look like something out of a Dr. Seuss book?

Written by Cameron Brooks

March 15, 2020 at 6:01 pm

Reclamation

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Taraxacum officinale

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Kalanchoe daigremontiana

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Portulaca oleracea

 

Succulents and dandelions reclaim sandy soil from a tired, cracking tennis court. In the words of author Richard Powers, “There’s always as much belowground as above.”

Flamboyant Tree

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Delonix regia

Antigua locals call this tree “chuk chuk” due to the sound the seed pod makes when used as a rhythmic musical instrument.

Written by Cameron Brooks

July 16, 2019 at 12:30 pm

Buttonbush

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Cephalanthus occidentalis

Click here for buttonbush photos taken over 1,700 miles away from the one featured above.

Written by Cameron Brooks

July 16, 2019 at 12:13 pm

West Indian Fuzzy Chiton

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Acanthopleura granulata

The West Indian fuzzy chiton attaches itself to limestone cliffs throughout the Caribbean while munching on algae.

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Limestone Cliff in Dickenson Bay

Written by Cameron Brooks

July 16, 2019 at 11:51 am