Mayapple – Podophyllum peltatum

Mayapple. (Podophyllum peltatum). Other common names: Mandrake, May Apple, May-apple

Mayapple – Podophyllum peltatum Common names: hogapple, Indian apple, mayflower, umbrella plant, wild lemon (flavor of the fruit), wild mandrake, American mandrake, devil’s apple Mayapples are unique looking plants that I always consider fun to come across when out hiking. Typically you will not find just one. They usually are found in groupings. All plant […]

Yellow Water Lily – Nymphaeaceae

The phrase "water lily" is used to describe aquatic plants

Yellow Water Lily – Nymphaeaceae Yellow Water Lily Common Names: Water Lily, Brandy-bottle, pond lily, bullhead lily, spatterdock, yellow cowlily, water lily My son built a small pond in the backyard several years ago. Along with the necessary koi we bought the flora we added included a plant native to the entire USA – a […]

Wild onion – genus Allium

Wild onion (Allium canadense), also known as Canada onion, wild garlic, meadow garlic, and Canadian garlic, is a perennial plant native to North America.

Wild onion – genus Allium Wild onion The wild onion is a perennial herb that is comprised of a large genus. The one feature all wild onions share is their very distinctive odor and flavor – they all have a mild to strong onion to garlic odor and flavor. The very poisonous death camas can […]

Red Mulberry – Morus Rubra

Red mulberry is fire intolerant. However, it colonizes post - fire sites when sufficient moisture is available.

Red Mulberry Red Mulberry – Morus Rubra Growing up in the Northeast I had a friend with a fruit tree in his backyard. I was amazed at this one tree that was able to produce so many “black berries”. No one in the neighborhood knew what the tree was but they were happy to eat […]

DAY LILY Information & Facts

DAY LILY Day Lily – Hemerocallis fulva / LlLIACEAE Other Common Names: Tawny Day Lily Description: The day lily is a showy perennial herb. It grows from fleshy-fibrous roots or tubers. Keeled, sword like leaves grow from the ground. The leaves can be up to four feet tall that grow in clumps from the crown […]

Prickly Pear Cactus Facts

Prickly pears typically grow with flat, rounded cladodes (also called platyclades) that are armed with two kinds of spines

Prickly Pear Cactus Prickly Pear Cactus- Opuntia According to the U. S. Department of Agriculture “prickly pear” in the cactus family is the common name for the genus Opuntia, which contains many different species found in North and South America and surrounding environs. They are more commonly found in deserts but there are varieties that […]

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