Native Plants in Downtown Williamsburg Annual Meeting Oct 6 2018

October 24, 2018

Click photo to enlarge A few photos from the “Native Plants in Downtown Williamsburg” walk which was part of the line-up of field trips and walks for the 2018 Annual Meeting & Conference It was led by Phillip Merritt, landscape architect and past-president of the John Clayton Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society Pictured…

Fall Fruits and Nuts

October 23, 2018

Persimmon: Diospyrous virginiana Mockernut Hickory: Carya tomentosa Pignut Hickory: Carya glabra Strawberry Bush: Euonymus americana Share this post: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest

Devil’s Walking Stick – October 2018 Wildflower of the month

October 20, 2018

    John Clayton Chapter, Virginia Native Plant Society Devil’s Walking Stick Aralia spinosa Devil’s Walking Stick is well-named – in winter the plant is recognized by an unbranched stem covered with sharp spines, not at all suitable for support while walking. In the growing season the plant produces enormous compound leaves that are divided…

Elderberry – July 2018 Wildflower of the Month

October 20, 2018

John Clayton Chapter, Virginia Native Plant Society Helen Hamilton ELDERBERRY Sambucus canadensis This is a large, sprawling shrub growing 5-12 feet tall, one of the first to leaf out in the spring. Elderberry can be a showy ornamental for the garden, producing attractive flowers and berries all season long. It will tolerate a wide range…

2019 Nature Camp Scholarships

October 14, 2018

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Wild Quinine – September 2018 Wildflower of the month

September 24, 2018

  Parthenium integrifolium John Clayton Chapter, Virginia Native Plant Society by Helen Hamilton   Wild Quinine is a prairie plant, growing to 4 feet tall and producing long-lasting white flowers. A sturdy, fleshy taproot provides support and moisture, so the plant is drought tolerant. It can thrive in full sun on poor soil, even clay,…

Purple Passionflower – August 2018 Wildflower of the Month

September 24, 2018

John Clayton Chapter, Virginia Native Plant Society by Helen Hamilton Purple Passionflower  (Passiflora incarnata) Unbelievably, this tropical-looking flower is native to Virginia, and is common here in the southern Coastal Plain. Intricate, 3-inch lavender flowers have a fringe of wavy, hair-like segments, banded with purple and on top the 5 sepals and petals.  Three styles…

Wildflower Spot: Blue Mistflower

July 9, 2018

This native perennial is topped with masses of soft, fluffy violet-blue flowers. It’s a member of the Aster family, but there are no rays on the flowers. Each flowerhead has as many as 50 little florets, each with 5 tiny lobes and a long style that gives the flowers a fuzzy appearance. Other asters like…

July 2018 Wildflower of the Month: Elderberry

July 6, 2018

By Helen Hamilton John Clayton Chapter, Virginia Native Plant Society ELDERBERRY Sambucus canadensis This is a large, sprawling shrub growing 5-12 feet tall, one of the first to leaf out in the spring. Elderberry can be a showy ornamental for the garden, producing attractive flowers and berries all season long. It will tolerate a wide…

Crossvine – June 2018 Wildflower of the Month

May 13, 2018

                                                                                                     By Helen Hamilton, John Clayton…