May 2020: Crossvine

Ellen Honeycutt Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata) uses small clinging disk pads to climb high into trees. The brightly colored, tubular flowers attract hummingbirds. Native vines don’t always get the garden attention they deserve. Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera... read more

April 2020: Trilliums, Part 2 — the Wakerobins

Ellen Honeycutt Last month I wrote about Georgia trilliums and focused on the ones with sessile flowers: the flower sits directly on the mottled leaves. I referenced information by Tom Patrick and noted that he referred to those species as the Toadshade trilliums.... read more

March 2020: Trilliums, Part 1 — the Early Ones

Ellen Honeycutt Left: Trillium cuneatum. Right: Trillium luteum. Georgia holds a special honor when it comes to trilliums: Georgia has more indigenous species than any other state –22 species as of 2010 with more actively being evaluated for species level. ... read more

February 2020: Hepatica

Ellen Honeycutt Left: Sharp-lobed Hepatica (Hepatica acutiloba). Right: Round-lobed Hepatica (Hepatica americana). Those of us who have friends and relatives in more northern areas know that people are jealous of our early flowers. My sister remarked just this week... read more

January 2020: Resurrection Fern

Ellen Honeycutt Resurrection fern (Pleopeltis polypodioides) growing on an oak limb at Altama WMA. A fitting plant to profile as we head into the new GNPS structure is resurrection fern: as you can see from its name, it is a plant known for rebirth. It is also an... read more

December 2019: The Cedar That Isn’t — Juniperus virginiana

Ellen Honeycutt Early winter is a great time for noticing and appreciating one fantastic native tree, an evergreen known as redcedar. Although it is in the family Cupressaceae, which includes cedar, this particular plant is a juniper. In mid to northern Georgia, the... read more

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