The "air potato" is one of the most invasive plants found in Florida.
The vine grows up on and strangles every tree that it is near. The
vine grows very rapidly.
It produces tubers that resemble potatoes. These fall to the ground
and start a new plant. I have pick up literally hundreds from the
yard in a year's time because I have a wooded area that's part of the
This is what I pick up:
You probably saw them, but didn't know what you were seeing. What you
saw was just greenery. You didn't see that there was a tree dying
under that vine.
They are a problem in Naples.
You thought I was exaggerating when I said I pick up hundreds. I
wasn't. This article states that the members of this Naples golf
course picked up 200 on one day, and a golf course is mostly fairway.
I know, I live on one.
I'm not sure. "In a year's time" sounds a little folksy to me, and that
often turns out to mean "AmE South". I would probably say "Over the
course of a year" but I didn't think Tony's phrasing was unusual.
"What if your DOPE was on fire?"
"Impossible, sir, it's in Johnson's underwear."
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