By: Jacob Hirsch
As the world now moves into the beginning of October, one invasive species is coming to the close of its blooming period. The common knapweed (Centaurea nigra) is a species of plant originating in Southern Europe and the British Isles but that has been introduced...
By: Erin Yorke
Common toadflax is a perennial flowering weed with attractive yellow flowers. "This showy, erect plant is leafy, with a grass-like habit, smooth and bluish-green below. The leaves are linear-lance-shaped, acute, rather close, not whorled. The stems are numerous, downy, and glandular above. The general shape...
By: Jerome Carter
Common onions (Allium Cepa) are a widely cultivated food crop. Onions are part of the genus Allium, which includes a wide variety of other plants, several of which are used for food by people. In all there are more than 780 different species in the...
The different varieties of coreopsis flowers
By: Barbara Stanley
The Coreopsis (koh-ree-op-sis) or Tickseed is a member of the daisy family. The botanical name comes from the Greek koris, for bug and opsis for the seed's resemblance to ticks. Tickseed, the common name, is beloved for its foliage as much as the wide variety...
By: Erin Yorke
As in most civilized places on planet Earth, many of Britain's wildflowers have become threatened and rare. Some examples of rare field flowers of Britain include the field poppy (papaver rhoeas), fritillary (fritillaria meleagris), and corncockle (agrostemma githago). The field poppy is the same one...
By: Kimberly Napier
The western sword fern, or the Polystichum munitum, is considered to be the king of all the northwest ferns. This fern does well in almost any conditions, but will thrive in certain specific ones. It will fit in with most plantings around the home garden...
By: Amelia Emery
The blue spruce, also commonly known as the Colorado blue spruce, is a popular coniferous evergreen tree known for its powder blue needles. Known scientifically as Picea pungens, the blue spruce is native to North America and is found growing in the south and central...
Plant profiles: Holly
By: Rex Trulove
Holly is a beautiful plant that is used for landscaping and often featured in Christmas decorations in America and in other places. It isn't difficult to grow or to find, which adds to its popularity. It has been used for decorations since Roman times. The...
By: Amelia Emery
Holly is a beautiful evergreen plant that can grow as a shrub or tree. Native to Europe and Asia and known scientifically as Ilex aquifolium, holly (also known as English holly) is primarily grown as an ornamental plant in gardens for its leaves and berries...
By: Janet Grischy
The Mexican pinyon is a smallish, slow growing, usually 20 to 30 foot tree that is conical in youth, but develops a rounded crown in maturity. The sweeping branches tend to shade the trunk all the way down to the ground. It thrives in semi-arid...

 

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