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A showy North American native, from the coasts to sub-alpine regions, Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium) thrives in disturbed sunny sites, along stream banks and at the forest edge.
A colorful member of the mint family, Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) is widespread in much of North America.
Its graceful plumes of golden yellow flowers in pyramid-shaped clusters nod in the breeze from mid-July to October.
If you've ever noticed a lemony, gingery scent while tramping through shady, moist woods, you've probably stepped in a patch of Wild Ginger (Asarum caudatum).
THURSDAY, NOV. 3
Man intends one thing, fate another. A proverb that can be traced as far back as 43 B.C. and still rings true today.
My respect for Ed Pommerening began back when he became a school board member, and attended all meetings fresh from his job, work clothes and all.
This delightful member of the Lily family may be responsible for the name of one of America's great cities, Chicago.
Carpeting sub-alpine slopes and meadows in western North America, Silver Lupine (Lupinus argenteus), presents a stunning display of lavender/blue in spring and early summer.
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