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Hierocloë odorata

Vanilla Sweet Grass (Hierocloë 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

Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica) is a native wildflower that occurs statewide in moist, rich woods and river floodplains. An erect, clump-forming perennial which grows 1-2 feet tall and features loose, terminal clusters of pendulous, trumpet-shaped, blue flowers (to 1 inch long) which blo . . .[ . . . 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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