Category Archives: Native Woodland Plants

Best method to deal with the berries of non-native invasive buckthorn?

In many old-growth buckthorn infestations, buckthorn berries have been dropping for years creating a significant seed bank that will germinate like crazy when the buckthorn canopy is removed and sunlight reaches the woodland understory (see NOTE below). Trying to haul … Continue reading

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Don’t Know – Don’t Plant! How Non-Native Invasive Plants Spread

Years ago my dear sister shared a plant with me that she uprooted her garden. “I don’t know what it is but it’s really pretty when the purple flowers bloom along the stalk”.  So I planted the specimen in my … Continue reading

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Black Knot Fungus Looks Like a Burned Marshmallow on a Twig

While walking through a woodland, have you ever noticed the occasional black stuff on twigs that resembles burned marshmallows? A fellow master naturalist suggested the black stuff looks like scat on a stick.  The black stuff is neither of these but rather a … Continue reading

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Buckthorn Replacement & Ground Cover

The fall colors of many native woodland plants are beginning to peak and native woodbine and Virginia creeper are no exception. It may be fun to compare their fall color in the photos below to photos taken earlier this season in our 6-27-12 blog … Continue reading

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Vining Woodland Plant – Hog-peanut

Hog-peanut (Amphicarpa bracteata) is a delicate twining annual vine that may grow to 5’ in length, gently climbing onto and over nearby plants. Leaves are clustered into leaflets of three. Hog-peanut vine (Copyright 2012 Landscape Restoration, Inc.) At first glance, hog-peanut … Continue reading

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Woodland Plants – Non Woody Vines

Recently, I was able to find and photograph more vining woodland plants. The plants listed below are not “woody” vines but may still provide you with a rewarding experience if you can find and identify these species in your woodland. … Continue reading

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WHAT’S THAT PLANT IN MY WOODLAND

Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) and Woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea) are two almost identical native species of woody vine. For the sake of simplicity  “Virginia Creeper” refers to either/both plant species in this article. Virginia creeper (Copyright 2012 Landscape Restoration, Inc.) Virginia … Continue reading

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WHAT’S THAT PLANT IN MY WOODLAND? – Woody Vines: Wild Riverbank Grape

Wild grape, or riverbank grape (Vitis riparia ) was the topic of my last posting on June 13, 2012. Before moving on to a new vining species, I wanted to share these close-up photos of a mature vine. The wild … Continue reading

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WHAT’S THAT PLANT IN MY WOODLAND? – Common Milkweed

  Common milkweed (Asclepias                    syriacia).                                                           Copyright 2012 Landscape Restoration,   Inc. It’s a shame that “weed” is part of the plant name for common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca). Gardeners who are new to planting natives may get the idea that milkweed … Continue reading

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NATIVE WOODLAND GROUND COVERS

Spring is such a happy time. The fear of winter’s death grip fades away. Neighbors emerge from hibernation. The sun shines longer and stronger. Spring brings a clean slate, a “do over” for all the plans that didn’t get completed … Continue reading

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