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 […]

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 […]

Sunflower Facts & Identification

Sunflowers are annuals with showy, daisylike flowerheads that are usually 2-4 inches across and bright yellow

Sunflower Sunflower – Helianthus annuus Common names: common sunflower, Kansas sunflower Years ago when I would go hiking and find a few sunflowers growing in a field I assumed they were “escapees” from someone’s garden or seeds dropped by a bird. How wrong I was. They are native plants of the Americas. As its name […]

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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