Bur-marigolds (Bidens laevis and Bidens cernua) are native wildflowers found in wet places and shallow fresh water. These two species are very similar, but should not be confused with the marigolds planted in many of our flower beds–those are a completely different-looking, non-native plant.Read More
The first major upgrade since the App was released a year ago at the Tri-State Native Plant Conference is now available. Here’s the changes:
Updated rare plants, habitat and status fields.
Updated all range maps.
Changed definitions for fern's "pinnate-pinnatifid" and "twice pinnatifid" in Graphic Key.
Updated illustration for Dichanthelium yadkinense.
Removed Agalinis paupercula var. paupercula.
Added terms to Glossary.
Added "Also see" in before suggested to see for a family or a genus.
Added "Taxa Not Treated" section to References.
Updated dichotomous keys.
Fixed typos and known errors.
A monthly presentation by the Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society to show some of the blooming natives we can see along the roadsides of the region
September 2018Read More
Three-nerved (Coastal) Joe-pye-weed (Eutrochium dubium) is one of our many native plants that are unjustly considered weeds simply because of their common name. For gardeners, this is one of the more useful of several local species of Joe-pye-weed because it only grows to total height of about three or four feet.Read More
In late afternoon of Thursday, August 30, 2018, Beth Kendrick and I planted a Goldenclub in the pond off the 12th hole at ICYCC. Goldenclub [Orontium aquaticum] is one of the Northern Neck’s quirky native plants that in my travels, I have not seen growing.Read More
American Beauty-berry is a favorite native with it shiny bright berries in the fall that provide good food for warblers and other migrating songbirds. Photo by Betsy Washington.
The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society (NNNPS) will host its annual native plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 8 at Wicomico Parish Church (Episcopal) on Rte 200 in Wicomico Church.Read More
Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) is a strikingly beautiful wildflower found along stream banks and in bogs and swamps. The unbranched plant grows up to four feet in height with dark-green toothed leaves.Read More
Cinnamon Fern (Osmundastrum cinnamomeum) is a large graceful fern which grows in shady wet areas. It typically attains a height of about 3 feet, but can reach 5 feet in favorable environments.Read More
Hairy Skullcap (Scutellaria elliptica) is a striking native wildflower. It grows 12 to 18 inches in height with oval or elliptical leaves and has hairy stems which rarely branch.Read More
Maple Leaf Viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium) is a deciduous shrub which is relatively common in our forests.Read More
Photos from the NNNPS Hickory Hollow Field Trip on Thursday, April 19,2018.Read More
NNNPS had a table at the NAPS Earth Day event during the Heathsville Farmer's Market on April 21, 2018. Here are some Photos of the day taken by Betsy Washington.Read More
Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica) is one of the most beautiful of the native spring ephemerals that has been introduced into our area. Although it does not grow naturally in the Northern Neck, it is found throughout much of the rest of Virginia, including the Middle Peninsula.Read More
Virginia Dwarf Trillium (Trillium pusillum var.virginiana), the only native trillium in the Northern Neck, is an exceptionally attractive small wildflower that grows naturally in Lancaster County. There are many different kinds of trillium but this one is unique because of its small size of only about 7 or 8 inches in height at maturity.Read More
Yucca are usually associated with arid regions and many different kinds are found there. Common Yucca (Yucca filamentosa) is native to the southeastern U.S., especially in sandy coastal soils, dry woods and other open, sunny areas.Read More
Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) is a familiar native tree, distinguished by its unusual, exfoliating red to gray bark exposing lighter colored white or cream inner layers. It is unique in the drama of its winter presence, especially when found in groves along waterways.Read More