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Sweet everlasting (Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium)

Sweet everlasting (Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium) is one of those weedy plants, growing throughout central and eastern North America, which we tend to notice only as it begins to bloom. Its flowers may seem a bit strange since they don’t look like … Continue reading

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Golden ragwort (Packera aurea)

Golden ragwort (Packera aurea) blooms prolifically during spring and early summer in moist places throughout central and eastern North America. The basal leaves in spring . . . , , ,  become more numerous . . . . . .  … Continue reading

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Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

When Redbud (Cercis canadensis) blooms, spring has definitely arrived in North America.  The flowers grow first, with short stalks, directly from the tree’s branches.  While the flowers bloom, new Redbud leaves begin to break from their winter buds and make … Continue reading

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