April 22, 2021

Clonal Trees

One of the world’s oldest living organisms has survived drought, wildfires and

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March 25, 2021

Western Poison Oak

“Leaves of three, leave it be…”, is a commonly recited rhyme to warn campers

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February 25, 2021


Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis) is one of the oldest known medicinal herbs. This

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January 28, 2021

The Sugar Maple

The Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) is a hardwood tree found in the eastern and

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September 29, 2020

The Morel

Treasured by foodies for its spongy texture and earthy flavor, the morel is the Holy

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August 6, 2020

Giant Kelp

Giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) is a form of brown algae and the largest of all

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July 9, 2020

The Yarrow

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) should be renamed the Pharmacy of the Forest. For

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June 11, 2020

The American Chestnut

The American chestnut (Castanea dentata) tree, which once blanketed the eastern

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May 7, 2020

The Prickly Pear Cactus

The Prickly Pear Cactus, known more formally as Opuntia is probably one of the most

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April 9, 2020

The Wild Strawberry

Treasured for its sweet, delicate fruit, the wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

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