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Carolina? or Turk’s Cap?

Quite a few years ago I found a native lily blooming on my property.  I concluded it was either a Carolina lily or a Turk’s cap lily but I couldn’t be sure which it was.  The descriptions I found in … Continue reading

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A Study of Three-Leaved Plants in the Woods

It’s easy to become confused when walking in the woods and discovering two plants which have three leaves, or leaflets, and the plants look very much alike.  But there’s just something a bit different about them, too.  The above photo … Continue reading

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Tiny spring greens

The above photo shows a close view of a mature specimen of Common violet (Viola sororia).  Recently, I saw some small green leaves and wondered if they might be violets returning after the bitter cold winter we’ve had.  I was … Continue reading

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