The Glencarlyn Library Community Garden coordinators have recently created a new series of short videos highlighting the beauty of native plants. We will be sharing these videos as well as additional resources on our website every month as well as glossary words that go along with each month’s topic.
While most of the Glencarlyn videos have a science-based, instructional focus, the series on “Beautiful Native Plants” was created to simply celebrate the ornamental characteristics of many species that are either native to the Mid-Atlantic region or are environmentally friendly and grow well here. Based on a personal library of still photos and a few video clips, each presentation introduces viewers to around a dozen plants, providing scientific and common names and illustrating their full forms as well as details of buds, flowers, and foliage through the seasons. The videos are designed to be viewed with audio on to provide a background of music and the sounds of nature. You are invited to fall in love with beautiful native plants.
Beautiful Native Vines
- Bignonia capreolata (Cross-vine) *
- Campsis radicans (Trumpet Creeper)
- Clematis virginiana (Virgin’s-bower) *
- Gelsemium sempervirens (Carolina Jessamine) *
- Lonicera sempervirens (Trumpet Honeysuckle) *
- Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia Creeper) *
- Passiflora incarnata (Purple Passionflower) *
- Wisteria frutescens (American Wisteria) *
*Tried & True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Master Gardener Virtual Classroom
Related Illustrated Glossary Terms
- aril – [ AR-il ] noun: an extra seed-covering, generally fleshy and brightly colored, especially one that develops from the funiculus or seed stalk
- berry – [ BER-ee ] noun, plural berries: a fleshy, simple fruit without a stone
- holdfast – [ HOHLD-fast ] noun: a rootlike or disk-like structure that serves to attach certain organisms to a support
- palmate – [ PAL-meyt, -mit, PAHL-, PAA-mayt ] adjective: of a leaf, lobed, veined, or divided from a common point with the veins forming a branching pattern that radiates from the place where the petiole joins the leaf blade, like fingers from a hand
- petiole – [ PET-ee-ohl ] noun: a leafstalk. adjective: petioled or petiolate
- perfoliate – [ per-foh-lee-it, -eyt ] – leaves occur when the base of a single blade or the bases of two leaves fuse together around the stem so that the stem looks like it has grown through.
- twine – [ twahyn ] verb: to ascend by clockwise or counterclockwise spiraling or coiling around a support