Plant profiles: Sea rocket
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Sea Rocket's scientific name is Cakile edentula lacustris. This plant grows above the high tide line on sandy beach areas. It has fleshy leaves and stems. It is in the mustard or Brassicaceae family. It can grow from six to twenty inches tall and...
Plant profiles: Showy orchis
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Showy Orchis is a plant that blooms from April through May. It is a member of the Orchidaceae (orchid) family. The scientific name is Orchis spectabilis. It is traditional for botanical writers to call this plant and others from this family "orchis" instead of...
Plant profiles: Goldthread
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The scientific classification of Goldthread is Coptis groenlandicum. This plant is spread through rhizomes, or underground stems that sprout new leaf clusters on the already established roots. Goldthread is a small fragile evergreen plant that is a member of the buttercup family. It has bright...
Plant profiles: Dudleya
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Dudleya is a rare plant. It is also known by the common name Santa Barbara Island liveforever. The scientific classification is Dudleya traskiae.The Dudleya grows on the Santa Barbara Island on rocky bluffs. Santa Barbara Island is one of the Channel Islands of California...
Plant profiles: Arctic gentian
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Arctic Gentian is part of the Gentianaceae (Gentian) family. This plant family has over four hundred species of herbaceous perennials. The Arctic Gentian is a relative of the Mountain Gentian. Gentianodes algida is the scientific classification of this plant. It is considered a leafy...
Plant profiles: Curly grass fern
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Pine Barrens is a heavily forested area of coastal plains in the southern part of New Jersey. It is where the first recorded sighting of Curly grass fern was found. It was discovered at the Quaker Bridge in 1805. This interesting discovery attracted botanists...
Plant profiles: Starflower
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Starflower or the Trientalis borealis is considered a North American woodland perennial. This plant can group up to nine inches tall. It is in the family Myrsinaceae or prim rose family. The flowers are small and as the names suggests they are star shaped...
Plant profiles: Fire pink
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Fire Pink is a herbaceous plant. It is also a perennial and can grow up to sixty five centimeters or twenty six inches tall. The scientific classification for this plant is Silene virginica. It has also been called the Catch Fly. The Fire Pink...
Plant profiles: Tufted evening primrose
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Tufted evening primrose is a perennial plant. The scientific name is Oenothera caespitosa Nutt. The Oenothera family has many species that bloom in the evening just as the name implies. Alternate common names include Evening primrose, Fragrant Evening Primrose,Rock Rose Evening Primrose, Stemless...
Plant profiles: Muscadine grape
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Muscadine grapevines are a species that are found in the southeastern areas of the United States. They have been cultivated since the 16th century. It ranges from the state of New York all the way to Florida and to the states of Oklahoma , Missouri, Kansas...

 

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