Virginia Waterleaf Helps Stop Soil Erosion

Virginia Waterleaf Helps Stop Soil Erosion

Virginia waterleaf, Hydrophyllum virginianum, is an excellent choice for shady areas and woodland gardens. It can spread quickly from rhizomes and fill open areas, where some gardeners use it as a groundcover. Where to find Virginia Waterleaf Virginia waterleaf is a perennial typically found in low woods, thickets, ravine bottoms, bluff bases, river flood plains…

Bloodroot

Bloodroot

Best naturalized in large sweeps in woodland or native plant gardens. Also effective in shaded areas of rock gardens. Roots contain a blood-red juice, hence the common name. Its natural habitat: Open deciduous woods, clearings. Bloodroot is a member of the Papaveraceae (or Poppy) botanical family. It is a wildflower found in natural woodlands which…

What Is A Composite Flower?

What Is A Composite Flower?

Briefly, a composite is a member of the composite family (Compositae or Asteraceae family).However, such a statement conveys little information to one who is just learning.It becomes clearer to say that a composite is a member of the daisy family or the Sunflower family, Aster flowers, Thistle, Chicory or Ragweed family. But garden magazines, garden books, and nursery catalogs frequently use the word composite.We should become thoroughly familiar with it. The best way to know a word is to use it.

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