Tag: spring

What’s Blooming Now? April 6, 2019

Spring natives are starting to flower in our backyard habitat. Currently in bloom or just getting started to bloom are two of my favorites: Columbine and Shooting Star. Feature photo…
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Part 1: Early Spring Plants in Backyard Habitats

Lamium purpureum, common name purple dead nettle, is a member of the Mint family with a prolific growth habit that is a favorite of pollinators. It grows alongside henbit (Lamium…
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Part 2: Early Spring Plants in Backyard Habitats

Glechoma hederacea is known by many common names: Creeping charlie or ground ivy are the most used. It’s a non-native, invasive, allelopathic plant belonging to the Mint family. When I…
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Part 3: Early Spring Plants in Backyard Habitats

Ornithogalum umbellatum, common name Star-of-Bethlehem lily, is a member of the Lily family. It is a non-native that has become naturalized in some yards and gardens. The small white flowers…
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