Native Plant Series: Ironweed

Ironweed is a common name of 25 species of Vernonia which are native to North America. Many of these species are native to the midwest and southeastern regions. Some species are as short as 2′ tall, while others can reach 10′ tall! It is an upright plant with tough stems, in which it is namedContinue reading “Native Plant Series: Ironweed”

Winterberry Holly (Ilex verticillata)

This spectacular shrub is a must in the winter garden. Winterberry is a native deciduous holly. This holly does not have the common prickly leaves, but are oval shaped and soft. After its leaves fall, this shrub becomes covered in these amazing red berries that makes it a show stopper. Only the female plants form theseContinue reading “Winterberry Holly (Ilex verticillata)”

Halloween Hike at McConnell Springs