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Word of the Week: Pubescent

Generally, the hairy surface (indumentum) of a stem, leaf, calyx, or corolla is described as pubescent. The individual hair (trichome) is an outgrowth of the epidermis. There are a number of different terms to describe hairiness,… Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Rudbeckia hirta (Black-Eyed Susan)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Although a number of plants share the common name Black-eyed Susan, it is Rudbeckia hirta, which was designated the “Floral Emblem” of Maryland in 1918. Continue reading

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