Lost in the Sods

By Chrissy Moore While not terribly unique in mountain locales, I always love to see Downy rattlesnake-plantain (Goodyeara pubescens) is...

Cranberry – Herb for the Holidays

By Maryann Readal Flowers bloom in May and June on the stolons and terminal ends of the vine. Because the...

Well, Well, What Do We Have Here? A Tale of Two Acorus Species

by Erin Holden Abenaki: mokwaswaskw (muskrat plant) Ayurvedic Tradition: vacha  Cheyenne: wi’ukh is e’evo (bitter medicine)  Chinese Medicine: shui chang...

400-Year Old Seeds, Nuts, and Other Artifacts—Archaeological Plant Finds From Jamestown, Virginia

By Leah Stricker Did you know that seeds, nuts, and even leaves can survive in the ground for many years,...

Olbrich Botanical Gardens’ Indigenous Garden

by Erin Presley, Olbrich Botanical Gardens Horticulturist Especially in Olbrich’s Herb Garden, it’s vitally important that we grow, show, and...

Gather Ye Redbuds While Ye May – A Colorful Harbinger of Spring…and Edible, Too!

by Karen Cottingham Here in Texas, there’s a saying: “We have two seasons – summer and winter.” That’s not quite...

A Unique View of an Esteemed Native Plant: Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal)

By Katherine Schlosser “I may here observe, that the disease of cancer is not confined to civilized nations. It is...

Unearthly fragrance, cat-scratching thorns

By Rachel Cywinski (This article is an abridged version originally appearing on the Native Plant Society of Texas website, November...

Stalking Evening Primroses in the Rockies

by Jane Thomson Each spring, I hike trails in the northern Front Range of the Colorado Rockies with a group...

Subterranean Treasures: the Beneficial Roots of Native Vines

By Angela Magnan As I pulled into the parking lot next to the native plant collection at work one day,...