Fall Flowers: Curious about Crownbeard?

White crownbeard, crownbeard, Virginia crownbeard, frostweed, and angel wings (Verbesina virginica) are among the many common names ascribed to this striking herbaceous perennial that is found throughout the eastern U.S. The common name frostweed alludes to the dramatic icicles that…

Blaze of Blue #1: Narrowleaf blue-eyed grass

You will find narrowleaf blue-eyed grass (Sisirynchium angustifolium) growing along moist roadsides including along Oslo Road near the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA). It's not a grass, though. Common names often are confusing. The foliage of this clumping perennial native…