Monthly Archives: July 2016

Eastern Sampson’s Snakeroot, Orbexilum psoralioides, Gets a Helping Hand

Eastern Sampson’s Snakeroot, Orbexilum psoralioides, is a native, Southeastern wildflower that blooms in mid to late summer.   It is considered uncommon in the Piedmont of North Carolina, but common  in the Coastal Plain.  Its clusters of flowers, called racemes, are carried high by a … Continue reading

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Our Central Carolina Milkvines: Gonolobus suberosus, Matelea carolinensis, and Matelea decipiens

Milkvines, as their name implies, are members of the milkweed family, the Apocynaceae, known for their white, milky sap.  They are herbaceous, twining vines with broad, opposite, ovate (often heart-shaped) leaves.  In Central North Carolina these native perennials are often found in … Continue reading

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