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The B. W. Wells Association Holds Its Annual Meeting September 18th at Rock Cliff Farm

The 2016 Annual Meeting of the B. W. Wells Association will be held at  Rock Cliff Farm, B. W. Wells State Recreation Area, 1630 Bent Road, Wake Forest, North Carolina, on Sunday Afternoon, September 18, 2016, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm, Rain … Continue reading

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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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The Japanese Pagoda Tree and the Giant Resin Bee – Asian Species Reunited in North America

The Japanese Pagoda Tree (Styphnolobium japonicum) is an ornamental tree introduced from Asia, and  best known for its showy bloom in late summer, long after the flowering period for most trees.  A beautiful specimen can be found at Falls Lake, in … Continue reading

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Tephrosia spicata – A Tough Plant for Tough Conditions

Tephrosia spicata, the Spiked Hoarypea, is a small, native perennial that is found in scattered communities throughout North Carolina.  In the Falls Lake area,  it is usually found in open areas along roadsides and power lines, in ditches, and in open fields.  It … Continue reading

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Sesbania herbacea Arrives in the Falls Lake Area

Sesbanias are tall, scrawny weeds in the pea and bean family, the Fabaceae.  Their shape and compound leaves are said to resemble a young Mimosa sapling or a Wild Senna.  Sesbania vesicaria (Bagpod) has become common in the Falls Lake region, … Continue reading

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On the Road with Rhynchosia tomentosa

Rhynchosia tomentosa , the Twining Snoutbean, is a summer-blooming, native wildflower in the bean family, the Fabaceae. In the Falls Lake area it is most often seen along roadsides and in power lines. There is an extensive colony of R. … Continue reading

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