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Author: Darl Fletcher

Plant of the month- April

April’s plant of the month is wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis). Wild columbine has rocket shaped red and yellow flowers blooming from April through June  attracting bees, butterflies, hawk moths, and hummingbirds. It is the larval host for the Columbine Duskywing butterfly. Growing in part shade…

Plant of the month

The plant of the month for March is Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica).  In late winter, grass like green leaves begin to emerge from a tuber, which resembles a potato referred to by some as fairy spuds. This spring ephemeral starts blooming in March as a…