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Lighting up the Woods: Mountain Laurel

During a Sunday drive through dense woods on the Virginia/West Virginia border, we were delighted to find large areas of blooming Mountain Laurel. Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) is a flowering, evergreen shrub in the heather family. Native to the Eastern … Continue reading

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Dreamy Columbines

I love columbines (Aquilegia canadensis), a wildflower easily found along road sides and rocky outcroppings, all the way into Canada. Wild columbines typically have red blossoms with characteristic spurs curved back from the petals. Ornamental versions have a much wider … Continue reading

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