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Word of the Week: Filament

For gardeners, the most common encounter with the word filament is in naming the reproductive parts of flowers. The word comes from the Latin filum, meaning “thread,” and aptly describes the thin, usually springy stalks holding up the anthers. Continue reading

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VINE: Passiflora incarnata (Maypops)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic: Passiflora incarnata (Maypops)
Found naturally along roadsides, pastures, and open woods, the exotic flowers and edible fruit of Purple Passionflower make this unique vine a striking ornamental plant for the garden. Continue reading

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