Plant profiles: Desert chicory
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Desert Chicory is a plant that grows and thrives in desert habitats. It is a member of the sunflower family or Asteraceae, It survives in the Mojave and the Sonora deserts. Its range is from California to southern Texas to the tip of west...
Plant profiles: Creeping cucumber
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Creeping cucumber is from the vine family Cucurbitaceae. It is also known by the name Guadeloupe cucumber and has several scientific names including Melothria nashii, Melothria nigra, Melothria guadalupensis, Melothria microcarpa, Melothria fluminenses, and Melothria edulis among others. The Creeping cucumber is a perennial...
Plant profiles: Wild ginger
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Wild ginger is a herbaceous plant. The scientific classification is Asarum canadense. It is a perennial. The Wild ginger plant can reach a height of twelve inches. It is a member of the birthwort family. There are two dark green leaves that are shaped like...
Plant profiles: Partridgeberry
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Partridgeberry is a member of the Madder Family. It is a member of the genus Mitchelia which came from the name John Mitchell who was a doctor that developed a way to treat yellow fever. Eastern North America from Newfoundland to Ontario and Minnesota...
Plant profiles: Floating bladderwort
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Floating Bladderwort is a plant that stays on the surface of a body of water. Long, thin floats that are modified leaf stalks hold it up. Utricularia radiata is the scientific name for the little floating bladderwort. It is medium sized.This particular plant is...
Plant profiles: Fairy slipper
By: Christine Mccullough
To some, the Fairy Slipper Orchid is one of the most magical forest flowers. The scientific name of this plant is Calypso bulbosa and is named for the sea nymph in Homer’s Odyssey. The ‘slipper’ part of the common name comes from the...
Plant profiles: Fairy slipper
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Fairy Slipper or the Calypso Orchid is a perennial member of the orchid Family. It is also sometimes known as Venus' slipper. It can be found in northern and montane forests, (highland areas above the sub-alpine zone). It grows best in areas that are...
Plant profiles: Coontie
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Coontie is a small, woody cycad. Cycads are seed plants that have a large crown of compound leaves and a stout trunk.This plant is native to the southeast United States specifically Georgia and Florida and in the Bahamas and Puerto Rico. It is...
Plant profiles: Spurge nettle
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Spurge Nettle is a perennial herb. It is covered with stinging hairs. Other names for this herb include Tread softly, Finger Rot, Devil Tread and Pica-pica, It is not considered a true nettle, despite it's name. The Spurge Nettle is grown in the southeastern...
Plant profiles: Canada anemone
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Canada anemone is a herbaceous perennial meaning it loses its leaves down to the ground every fall and it lives for more than two years. Alternative names for this plant include round headed anemone, crowfoot or the meadow anemone. The scientific name is Anemone...

 

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