Tag Archives: Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Word of the Week: Follicle

If you grow milkweed to attract monarch butterflies to your garden, then you know that they also attract milkweed bugs. You often find these bright red and black insects massed on the milkweed “pods” trying to gain access to the seeds within. But, do you know that the fruit of the milkweed is not actually a pod but rather a follicle? Continue reading

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FERN: Adiantum pedatum (Northern Maidenhair Fern)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Northern Maidenhair Fern is an elegant ornamental plant with striking
black stalks that will not go unnoticed in a shaded border or garden. This
native of moist woods in much of the eastern half of North America* has a
singular growth habit with its fronds held horizontally in the shape of a fan.
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Word of the Week: Sporangium

Although sporangia, in which spores are produced and stored, are often associated with fungi and seedless plants, such as bryophytes (e.g., mosses) and ferns, they occur in all plants some time during their life cycles. Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Aquilegia canadensis (Wild or Eastern Red Columbine)

Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern Columbine) is this week’s selection for Tried and True Plants of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Continue reading

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