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Magnolias are fixtures of the south

Is there another plant that symbolizes the southeastern US more than the southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)? No other tree has such large shiny leaves or larger flowers. Fragrant white blooms can be as much as a foot in diameter. No … Continue reading

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Palatable and Poisonous? It’s Pokeweed!

If you like to eat wild foods, this one is ready in the spring.  Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is not entirely useless in the fall; it’s just not edible.  The poisonous berries make a beautiful magenta colored ink that is somewhat … Continue reading

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