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 […]

Strawberry Plant Facts and Identification

Strawberries are in full fruit production in their second year.

Strawberry Strawberry – Fragaria Virginiana Common Names: Woodland strawberry; California strawberry, Virginia Strawberry General The first time I came across strawberries in the wild, and knew it, I was 18 years old hiking with a friend in the coastal mountains of Oregon. He was the one that identified them. It was one of those times […]

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 […]

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