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Plant of the Month

From the blooms that provide nectar to butterflies, to the seeds that are eaten by goldfinches, to the leaves and […]

April: Saint John’s Wort (Hypericum sp.) “St John’s wort doth charm all the witches away. If gathered at midnight on the […]

Corn, beans, and squash, the “Three Sisters” are typically the most common crops that come to mind when referencing indigenous […]

In honor of Black History Month, February’s plant of the month is an important African Diaspora food: Okra! Characteristics: Okra […]

Our next Plant of the Month focuses on a larger grouping of plants with similar growth forms: potatoes (Solanum tuberosum), […]

December: Holly (Ilex sp.) In December ‘tis the season where many winter plants and trees serve as the center of […]

November: Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) It’s persimmon season! In late fall the yellow-green berry fruits of the persimmon trees ripen into […]

When you hear “chestnuts” your first thought may be of Nat “King” Cole’s famous holiday song and “roasting on an […]

Our September Plant of the Month is pawpaw (Asimina triloba) because it is currently pawpaw season! Pawpaw is a perennial […]

August: Maypops (Passiflora incarnata) Our August Plant of the Month is maypops (Passiflora incarnata), so called because the fruit makes […]