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PERENNIAL: Geranium maculatum (Wild Geranium)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This lovely and adaptable native wildflower grows in deciduous woods and dappled meadows throughout the eastern half of North America.  Its alternative common name, Cranesbill, refers to its distinctive seed capsule, which resembles the bill of a crane. Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Solidago rugosa (Rough-Stemmed Goldenrod)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Golden sprays of flowers brighten the garden from late summer to frost, supporting 115 species of moths, butterflies, native bees, and other insect pollinators.  Continue reading

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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Although considered a noxious weed, this plant of Eurasian origin is still available for sale . . . Nearly all states and many Canadian provinces have been infested, and it is listed as invasive in Arlington and Alexandria. Continue reading

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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Common Daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet
Unfortunately, the Common Daylily can escape from cultivation and is now reported as invasive in several MidAtlantic states, including Virginia. Continue reading

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