Poison Sumac Information

Poison sumac only grows in very wet areas.

Poison Sumac General: Poison sumac – Toxicodendron Vernix, grows in swamps, bogs, depressions, and other wet areas. Like both poison ivy and poison oak, poison sumac produces urushiol, a clear liquid compound found within the sap of the plant that causes an itching rash in most people who touch it. Poison sumac basically manifests itself […]

Climbing Nightshade Information and Description

Climbing Nightshade   General: Climbing nightshade (woody nightshade) is native to Europe and Asia and now is widely distributed in North America where it is an invasive plant. Once established it is a problem to remove. It is a double problem since it can grow from both seeds and roots. Although poisonous to livestock, pets […]

Plantain – Plantago

Plantain: The Miracle Plant You Can Find in Your Yard

Plantain Common names: ribwort plantain, English plantain, buckhorn plantain, narrowleaf plantain, ribleaf and lamb’s tongue, dooryard plantain, common plantain, Englishman’s foot, White Man’s Foot It is just one of those damned weeds that you fight with every year – that is of course if you care about your lawn. Plantain, a perennial, is a very […]

Jerusalem artichoke – Helianthus Tuberosus

Jerusalem artichoke Common Names: sunroot, sunchoke, earth apple or topinambour, Canadian potato, sunflower root, wild sunflower Driving around in upstate New York in late summer you can spot Jerusalem artichoke growing just off the road. Take a walk near old farms and just off the path you can spot small plots of these native plants […]

Staghorn Sumac – Rhus Typhina

staghorn sumac

Staghorn Sumac Driving around during September in New York you will eventually come across a group of small trees growing in dense stands. The leaves will be a deep red and large conical red hairy fruits called drupes may be at the end of branches. This is the common Staghorn Sumac which is a deciduous […]

Blackberry Information

Blackberry fruit is sweet and tastes great but may be seedy

BLACKBERRY – Rubus procerus / ROSACEAE Rose family Other Common Names for Blackberry: R. procerus: Himalaya Blackberry, raspberry, blackcap Description: Blackberry can be a Shrub or bush-like perennial, can have trailing or climbing canes (most usual), thorned or smooth (usually domestic varieties). Blackberry leaves are simple and lobed to compound. Blackberry fruit is a berry […]

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