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Hierocloƫ odorata

Vanilla Sweet Grass (Hierocloƫ odorata) is an aromatic, cool-season perennial growing 10-24 inches in height and spreading about 2 feet per year by underground rhizomes. Because of its aggressive, rhizomatous nature it can be difficult to eliminate if it has spread to areas where it is not wante . . .[ . . . more ]

Mertensia virginica

One of the most beautiful species of spring ephemerals are Virginia bluebells. These lovely plants are relatives of other familiar species like Forget-me-not, Lungwort, and Comfrey. Bluebells enjoy rich, well-drained soils where they can form large colonies over time. Growing fast, the flower shoots . . .[ . . . more ]

Pycnanthenum virginianum

Virginia Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum ) is somewhat misleading since the plant typically occurs in moist soils in wet meadows, swamps and along streams and ponds. An erect, many-branched, herbaceous perennial that grows 2-3 feet tall and features narrow, toothless, tapering leaves and . . .[ . . . more ]

Elymus virginicus

Virginia Wild Rye (Elymus virginicus) is a graceful, short-lived perennial similar to Canada Wild Rye, but with a smaller, less showy seed head. It actively grows during the spring and fall when soil temperatures are cool. Common companions to this cool season grass are warm season grasses like B . . .[ . . . more ]

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