Tag Archives: Cypsela

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

Posted in Weeds | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Weed Watch: Was that 4-foot plant (Erechtites hieraciifolius) growing in my garden yesterday?

Weed Watch: Lion’s Tooth, Blowball, Pissabed…A Dandelion by Another Name*

Most people, adults and children alike, recognize the dandelion, but how well do they really know it? Continue reading

Posted in Weeds | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Weed Watch: Lion’s Tooth, Blowball, Pissabed…A Dandelion by Another Name*

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

Posted in Illustrated Glossary, Word of the Week, WoW | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Word of the Week: Achene