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Plant of the Month


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


July: Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)  Although not native to North America, many of us link the summer months with watermelon (Citrullus […]


June: Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana) and Alpine Strawberry (Fragaria vesca)  As spring wanes and summer warms up, plants are blooming […]


April: Redbud (Cercis canadensis) Spring is in the air and the majority of the plants around you are blooming! Cercis […]


February: Yucca (Yucca filamentosa) The plant chosen for this month highlights cultural appreciation, as February celebrates African American/Black History Month. […]


December: Mistletoe (Phoradendron leucarpum)  Mistletoe (or specifically Oak Mistletoe [Phoradendron leucarpum]) is our festive holiday plant of the month for […]


November: Helianthus annuus– The Common Sunflower The common sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is a fitting plant of the month for November, […]


September: Phaseolus vulgaris -The Common Bean!   The common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) is an annual plant, with a distinctive irregular […]


Maygrass (Phalaris caroliniana, also known as Carolina canarygrass) is an annual grass native to North America that grows primarily along […]


Public Domain Photograph Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana, also called pokeberry, poke, or American pokeweed) is an herbaceous, shrub-like perennial with simple, […]