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Consider the Lowly Hedgehyssop, Gratiola viscidula

Gratiola viscidula (Short’s Hedgehyssop) is common and widespread in North Carolina, often found along pond and lake margins, and wetlands.   Despite its widespread distribution, it is easily overlooked due partly to its small size (rarely reaching 12 inches in height), and to its habitat.   It has … Continue reading

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A Trio of Lilliputian Spring Bloomers: Field Speedwell, European Corn Salad, and Small-flowered Forget-Me-Not

In April, when there are so many spectacular dogwoods, azaleas, and other large plants blooming, why would anyone be looking for spring blossoms skimming the surface of the ground?  No wonder the three tiny plants mentioned in the title go virtually unnoticed due … Continue reading

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