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Evening primrose is a stunning native wildflower


Everyone has seen those tall weeds with long narrow leaves and covered with cup-shaped yellow flowers. Sometimes they can grow to be five feet tall. For foragers and herbalists, it has a bounty of uses. The plant in question is … Continue reading

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Ironweed is a dreaded pasture weed with ornamental potential


My father-in-law would turn over in his grave. Ironweed is now a highly promoted ornamental perennial plant in many garden centers. He spent much of his life trying to get rid of it. Ironweed (Vernonia sp.) is a tall perennial … Continue reading

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Venus fly traps are native plants and really cool


One group of plants that seems to fascinate people, particularly children is carnivorous plants. The one we think of first is the Venus fly trap, which is actually native to North Carolina. Its range is small and encompasses a small … Continue reading

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