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Word of the Week: Achene

When you hear the word achene, you may think of the seeds of sunflowers. Although many botanical works still refer to the fruits of Asteraceae (commonly called the aster, composite, daisy, or sunflower family) as achenes, some botanists consider them to be cypselae. Continue reading

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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora)
It produces tremendous amounts of seed, allowing it to escape from cultivation into fencerows and roadsides where It forms a dense tangle that can smother native vegetation. It is reported as invasive in the eastern half of the U. S., in Arlington and Alexandria, and in nearby national parks. Continue reading

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