Fetterbush

© Gary P. Fleming, VA DCR-DNR with permission

Fetterbush (Eubotrys racemosa)

Pyxie-moss

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Pyxie-moss (Pyxidanthera barbulata)

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Spoonleaf sundew

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Spoonleaf sundew (Drosera intermedia)

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia Beach

Blackwater Ecological Preserve, Isle of Wight County

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Blackwater Ecological Preserve, Isle of Wight County

Silky Camelia

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Silky Camellia (Stewartia malacodendron)

False Cape Natural Area Preserve

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False Cape Natural Area Preserve, Virginia Beach

North Landing River Natural Area Preserve

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North Landing River Natural Area Preserve

Mistflower (Conoclinum coelestinum)
Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
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By Betsy Washington, Northern Neck Native Plant Society Chapter Carolina or Yellow Jessamine, Gelsemium sempervirens, is a stunning evergreen vine native to the southern United States and Mexico south to Guatemala. In Virginia, Carolina Jessamine is a coastal beauty, common along the southern and central Coastal Plain north to the counties of Lancaster and the…... Read more
Published on: May 9, 2023
Source: VNPS Blog
By Emily Byers, Jefferson Chapter I enjoy the surprise of blooms in my garden each year and always add new native species. Last Fall, I received two eastern prickly pears, Opuntia humifusa, from a fellow gardener. I planted both cacti in a “problem” area of my garden. The area is shaded, gritty stays dry, and reminds…... Read more
Published on: April 3, 2023
Source: VNPS Blog
By Betsy Washington, Northern Neck Native Plant Society Chapter One of the earliest signs of spring is the bloom of the Round-lobed Hepatica or Liverleaf, Hepatica americana. The lovely small flowers of this woodland wildflower look fragile but this hardy perennial blooms in the face of winter often as early as February. An array of…... Read more
Published on: February 25, 2023
Source: VNPS Blog
  Attention, VNPS Members! We have a rare opportunity to comment about a solar facility application (Case # PUR-2022-00179) that is proposed in Chesterfield County (south of Richmond) at a Natural Heritage “Irreplaceable” Site, which has numerous populations of rare plants and an expanse of intact native forests and woodlands that will be harmed if…... Read more
Published on: February 19, 2023
Source: VNPS Blog
Hollow Joe-pye-weed is a perennial herb that may grow as tall as 35 dm (about 11.5 feet). Stems are frequently purple and, when young, are covered with a thin, glaucous, layer of wax. Cross sections of stems will reveal the presence of hollow cavities in the central pith region. Leaves are whorled, 3-7 per node;…... Read more
Published on: February 1, 2023
Source: VNPS Blog
By Betsy Washington, Northern Neck Chapter Our evergreen Wax Myrtle or Southern Bayberry (Myrica cerifera) is handsome in every season of the year but it particularly sparkles in the winter after the leaves of deciduous trees have fallen leaving a gray and brown landscape. Not only are Wax Myrtles a beautiful native evergreen (large shrub…... Read more
Published on: December 17, 2022
Source: VNPS Blog
By Betsy Washington, Northern Neck Chapter At our recent fall native plant sale a number of shoppers requested shade tolerant perennials that bloom in shady woodland gardens in late summer and fall, long after spring bloomers have faded. The October Plant of the Month, Blue-stemmed Goldenrod, Solidago caesia, fits the bill beautifully and like other…... Read more
Published on: October 21, 2022
Source: VNPS Blog
By Betsy Washington, Northern Neck Chapter Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata) enhances any landscape in which it grows. It is one of my favorite mid to late summer native perennials for any number of reasons. The beautiful purplish blue flowers atop tall stems provide a striking vertical accent contrasting with more typical mounded plants and flower…... Read more
Published on: August 28, 2022
Source: VNPS Blog