By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Hobblebush is a perennial shrub from the family Caprifoliaceae. It is sometimes called Witch hobble or Moosewood. The scientific classification is Viburnum lantanoides. This shrub grows to an impressive six to twelve feet in height. The pendulous (loosely hanging or swaying) branches take root...
Plant profiles: Filaree
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Filaree covers a species of low growing winter annual that is common in parts of the United States. They are considered to be an annual and are sometimes biannual. Filaree are a broad-leaf plant. The Whitestem Filaree can be found throughout the state of California...
Plant profiles: Umbrella leaf
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Umbrella leaf plant is a herbaceous plant that is a perennial. This plant can reach up to thirty six inches in height. It is also sometimes called the American Umbrella leaf and its scientific classification is Diphylleia cymosa. Some other common names for this...
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Knotted wrack is a common brown algae. Its scientific classification is Ascophyllum nodosum. It is a fairly large seaweed. It is a member of the Fucaceae family. It is the only member in its genus. It grows in the northern Atlantic ocean and off...
By: M. Halyard
For the amateur wild mushroom hunter, an illustrated Field Guide to Edible Mushrooms may not be adequate protection against falsely identifying poisonous fungi as safe for human consumption. There are a few very poisonous mushrooms that account for almost all of the poisoning deaths from...
Plant profiles: Dwarf ginseng
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The scientific name of Dwarf Ginseng is Panax trifolius. Dwarf Ginseng is a perennial (a plant that can live for more than two years) that can grow up to twenty centimeters or eight inches in height. It is also know as a ground nut. The...
Plant profiles: Northern bayberry
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Northern Bayberry is a member of the Myrica, a genus of about thirty five to fifty species of small trees and shrubs that are native to the eastern areas of North America from Newfoundland west to Ontario and Ohio and as far south as...
Plant profiles: Skunk cabbage
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Just as the name indicates, Skunk Cabbage is quite smelly. It prefers to grow in wetlands and is low to the ground. There are several commonly know names for this interesting plant. They include Eastern Skunk Cabbage, Foetid Pothos, Clumpfoot Cabbage, Polecat Weed and Swamp...
By: Jude Barton
There is no way to quickly identify edible mushrooms except to follow a best practices protocol to identify all mushrooms that you are considering for consumption. There are thousands of mushrooms each with their own characteristics and attributes. Edible mushrooms can only be determined by...
Plant profiles: Giant hogweed
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Giant Hogweed is considered a noxious weed. Its scientific name is Heracleum mantegazzianum. It lives in Washington State. It is considered noxious because of its potential to take over other plant life and negatively impact the state of Washington's resources. It is a requirements...

 

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