Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Parsley Hawthorn – Crataegus marshallii

Hawthorns are a diverse group of native small trees/large shrubs with bright, white flowers in spring and red berries in the fall.  They are a confusing group (Genus Crataegus) to classify, and accurate species  identification is often left to specialists.  According … Continue reading

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Aniseroot (Osmorhiza longistylis) in Spring

Aniseroot (Osmorhiza longistylis) is a perennial member of the Carrot family – Apiaceae – and is uncommon to rare in the Wake County portion of Falls Lake.  A few years ago, there was a very large population at the tailrace below … Continue reading

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The Obscure Life of the Ground Bee (Andrena sp.)

Heritage Day at the B. W. Wells Rockcliff Farm is this coming Saturday, April 5th.  The hundreds of visitors who park in the grassy lot and walk through the open field behind the Wells House will scarcely notice the enormous … Continue reading

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