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Plant of the Month


With caps situated like tiny hats, acorns (Quercus sp.) are one of the most easily recognizable nuts. Acorns are not […]


Oh my gourd, it’s our October plant of the month – bottle gourd! Pumpkins get plenty of attention this time […]


Figure 1. “Winter Corn” by Perry McKenna (CC BY 2.0). Used by people around the world, corn is known by […]


With our garden in full glory, we couldn’t pick just one Plant of the Month! Earlier this year, we started […]


“Here we go round the mulberry bush” is a popular nursery rhyme familiar to many. But how well do you […]


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), […]