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

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

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

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

North Landing River Natural Area Preserve

Mistflower (Conoclinum coelestinum)
Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
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• We will meet on Thursday, November 18th at the Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk, VA 23518 at 6:30 p.m.

. Our speaker will be Nicholas P Flanders, Ph D student in Ecological Sciences at Old Dominion University. He will be giving us a talk titled: “The Ecology of the Oak Mistletoe, Phoradendron leucarpum, in Eastern Virginia and North Carolina”. Come on and join us!!

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By Betsy Washington, Northern Neck Chapter Baldcypress, Taxodium distichum, our November Plant of the Month, is an unforgettable sight all year. But in late fall when its soft foliage turns vibrant shades of copper-orange, it lights up the entire landscape. These trees are called “bald” because, unlike most other conifers, they are deciduous and lose…... Read more
Published on: November 21, 2021
By Marion Lobstein My interest in plants goes back to my childhood exploring and earning Girl Scout nature badges. As an undergraduate at Western Carolina University in the 1960s, I took my first plant identification class and really got hooked. Later, At UNC-Chapel Hill, I had the opportunity to take a plant taxonomy class with…... Read more
Published on: September 16, 2021
By Betsy Washington, Northern Neck Chapter All of the species of Mountain-mints are virtual pollinator and butterfly magnets! They are always “humming” with butterflies and pollinators and their handsome foliage and long-lasting flowers make them summer garden stars. Of the twelve species in Virginia, Narrow-leaf Mountain-Mint (Pycnanthemum tenuifolium) is certainly one of the most attractive…... Read more
Published on: September 1, 2021
An Interview with Tom Wieboldt by Nancy Vehrs Tom Wieboldt retired five years ago as the longtime curator for the Massey Herbarium at Virginia Tech. He grew up on a farm near Covesville in Albemarle County and currently lives in Giles County just west of Blacksburg with Ali, his wife of 38 years. They have…... Read more
Published on: August 18, 2021
By Betsy Washington, Northern Neck Chapter June is always an exciting month in the many freshwater wetlands in the Northern Neck and beyond as many plants come into bloom. And one of the showiest blooms belongs to our beautiful Swamp Rose, Rosa palustris, an upright, deciduous shrub typically reaching 3 – 6’ high and wide,…... Read more
Published on: July 4, 2021
By Betsy Washington, Northern Neck Chapter Narrow-leaved Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium) is a lovely small perennial typically reaching only 6 – 12” high and wide but in late spring it lights up the landscape wherever it grows. This is a “grass” only in name as it is a member of the Iris family, with linear,…... Read more
Published on: May 17, 2021
By Betsy Washington, Northern Neck Chapter Today, the first day of April, has dawned cold with rain and winds after a week of mild weather, and I seek solace in the first harbingers of spring. A hike to Cabin Swamp in Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve is just the spring tonic needed. Sure enough, the…... Read more
Published on: April 26, 2021
By Betsy Washington, Northern Neck Chapter As signs of spring fill the air, I find myself eagerly anticipating the vibrant magenta pink blooms of one of our most beautiful flowering trees, the Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis). This small tree is a common sight along roadsides, woodland edges, and old fields in Virginia in late March…... Read more
Published on: March 25, 2021