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Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Oxydendrum arboreum
  • PLANT TYPE: Tree
  • TAGS: Plant Tags: bees, ornamental, and summer. Plant Types: Tree.

Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum) grows in sun to light shade; sun will bring out the best fall color; prefers moist, acidic soil, but is adaptable. Genus name comes from the Greek oxys (sour) and dendron (tree) in reference to the sour tasting foliage. Other Common Names: Lily of Valley Tree,...
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Southern Mountainmint (Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides
  • PLANT TYPE: Perennial
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: pik-NAN-thee-mum pik-nan-thee-MOY-deez
  • TAGS: Plant Tags: aromatic, butterflies, and summer. Plant Types: Perennial.

Southern Mountainmint (Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides) grows in sun to part shade; average to dry soil. Plants in the Pycnanthemum genus are good supporters of bees and butterflies.   Other Scientific Names: Pycnanthemum incanum ssp. pycnanthemoides Other Common Names: Mountain...
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Wrinkle-leaf Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa)

Wrinkle-leaf Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa) is a handsome perennial with a spreading habit. It is not as aggressive as Solidago canadensis, but the clump will increase over time. A popular cultivar of this species is known as ‘Fireworks.’ Contrary to popular belief, goldenrod is not a source of fall allergies because its pollen is not light enough to be...
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