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Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) is one of those summer flowers that’s so common we sometimes forget to stop and admire it.  It’s a member of the Asteraceae family.  The flower heads consist of yellow disk florets in the center and … Continue reading

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Two similar plants with compound leaves

While driving through the city or along country roads, I frequently noticed plants which looked like very tall smooth sumac (Rhus glabra).  And yet . . .  I was not so sure it was smooth sumac because I didn’t see … Continue reading

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Black cohosh or something else?

Last year I conclusively identified black cohosh (Actaea racemosa) growing nearby. At the same time, I was seeing more plants which looked so much like black cohosh and yet I wasn’t quite as sure about these plants.  Were they really … Continue reading

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