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SITY: Low Light

It never fails. If I walk late, and especially if it’s cloudy, I always see things that need to be photographed. That’s what happened today. Of course, nothing photographs well under such low light, but I took pictures anyway, and … Continue reading

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SITY: Plantains

I don’t now about you, but when I see the word “plantain” I think of that banana lookalike that’s sometimes sold in grocery stores. But, there are plants growing right outside that also go by the name “plantain.” Though the … Continue reading

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SITY: Survivors

Many of the plants in my yard are aggressive spreaders, and I often characterize them as battling one another for dominance, especially as new plants arrive and join the fray. But there don’t seem to be any major losers in … Continue reading

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SITY: A Plant With Potential

This cute little plant is starflower. Though I’d seen it in the woods before and identified it, I’d never gotten around to writing about it. Then, earlier this month, I found it growing on my property, below one of our … Continue reading

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SITY: A Lovely Metaphor

Four-leaf clovers aren’t rare. Neither are five-leaf clovers. I find them all the time. Though they’re not rare, four-leaf clovers are something that you have to train yourself to see. First, you have to look at the ground. It is … Continue reading

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Pretty as a Flower

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SITY: Sloooooooow-Blooming Mystery Plant

This is a picture of the newish plant that is growing along the edge of the driveway. I first noticed it during the winter, and I’ve since found it growing in two other places. It has buds on it now, … Continue reading

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SITY: Dwarf Ginseng

This white-flowered plant is dwarf ginseng. I found it growing underneath the Japanese andromeda in the back yard. As its name suggests, it is a small plant, only a few inches tall. Growing singly, it’s easily overlooked, and it’s possible … Continue reading

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SITY: Sessile Bellwort

Once I’d trained my eyes to recognize hairy Solomon’s seal, I saw it everywhere. We probably have more of it than we do of its false cousin, but it’s so small and unobtrusive that it’s no wonder that I never … Continue reading

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SITY: Jack-in-the-Pulpit

My husband read my previous post and insisted that I show him those three-leaved plants right away. That saved me the effort of having to remember to mention them to him, and I happily went outside with him and pointed … Continue reading

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