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Word of the Week: Wort

wort [ wawrt ] noun: a plant, particularly an herbaceous plant; a medicinal plant   While the word wort has another meaning in the world of beverage brewing, in botany it survives mostly in the names of herbivorous plants—and a … Continue reading

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Word of the Week – Anther

This extra Word of the Week, anther, wraps up our celebration of Pollinator Week 2021. Watch three brief videos featuring a wasp brushing against the anthers of Monarda punctata as it searches for nectar; two bees collecting pollen from the poricidal anthers of azalea; and a butterfly searching for nectar on an azalea. Which of these are actually pollinators? Continue reading

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Spring Ephemerals in the Shade, Part 2

By Mary Free, Extension Master Gardener Originally posted April 2012 Continued from Ephemerals in the Shade Garden – Part 1, featuring bulbs, corms and trilliums. Although Bon Air Park’s Shade Garden is home to spring flowers in a variety of … Continue reading

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