Guyandotte Beauty (Synandra hispidula)
Common Name: Synandra Scientific Name: Synandra hispidula Family: Lamiaceae (Mints) Blooming Period: May - July Now a federally endangered species - it wasn't when I took the photo. There was a single patch of them in this park. Given the status, I'll leave off which park it was and just say that it was from southern Indiana.
Trillium in the South
Many of the species of Trillium native to the Southeast inhabit mountain regions such as the Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Trillium species are categorized as either sessile or pedicillate. In the 20 species of sessile trillium, a single blossom sits directly on the whorl of leaves. In the 15 remaining species, the blossoms develop from a flower stalk (pedicel) extending above, or nodding below, the leaves.
Scutellaria montana Blue Sky
We are very pleased to offer another of the rarest of our southeast native plants, the large flowered skullcap, found only in isolated populations in Tennessee and Georgia, hence its assignment on the US Threatened Species list. Scutellaria montana makes wonderful easy-to-grow 15" tall x 18" wide clumps of small hairy green leaves, topped through May and June with terminal flower heads of 1"+ long blue-lavender snapdragon-like flowers. In the wild, Scutellaria montana grows on…
Tulip Poplar Tree Blooms - Zone 4-9; 70-90'H x 30-50'W; Round form, Full Sun; blooms Spring & Summer. Plant a few along the border lines. Goal is to naturalize the borders mixing tall medium and small height trees like they would be in nature!
Cultivating Woodland Herbs: Planning a Medicinal Forest Garden
For those of us fortunate enough to live near forests, the woodland—with its watery seeps, shady hollows, and part-sun edges—presents us with a fertile opportunity to grow a bounty of food and medicine.