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Weed Watch: Was that 4-foot plant (Erechtites hieraciifolius) growing in my garden yesterday?

Written By Mary Free, Extension Master Gardener Summer is waning or fall just beginning and our gardens are awash in the bright and muted colors of asters, goldenrods, lobelias, pink muhly, sages, turtleheads, and zinnias, and with due diligence, relatively … Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Nutlet

You would probably not be surprised to hear that a nutlet is a small nut, but it also refers to the fruit or part of the fruit of species like native Cephalanthus occidentalis (buttonbush) as well as certain members of the Boraginaceae (borage family), Lamiaceae (mint or sage family), or Verbenaceae (verbena or vervain family). Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Learn more about Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot), the 1993 Wildflower of the Year. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Bilabiate

bilabiate [ bahy-ley-bee-it, -eyt ] adjective: having two lips     The first recorded use of the word bilabiate was in 1720, with the meaning still used today. In botany, the term is applied to flowers having long, narrow, tubular … Continue reading

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