Entries for September 2009
This small tree was introduced to North America as an ornamental shrub, but it escaped from cultivation and is choking many forests and woodland areas.
This old-fashioned favorite, native to eastern North American woods, is cultivated by porch dwellers for its rapid growth and dense foliage. Odd little flowers, shaped like Dutch pipes, give the plant its common name.
Korean Mountain Ash is covered with clusters of white flowers in the spring, bright red or orange fruit in summer and fall, and gray, beechlike bark in the winter.