Plant ID Challenge: Virginia Natives (#2)

Posted in   Education, Gardening   on  August 6, 2022 by  luraygardenclub0

Before we start our NEW challenge, let's take a look at the last one and see if you guessed correctly.   Here's the picture again to remind you: 

Did you guess that our 10 foot high woodland vine with pink flowers on it is called Allegheny Vine, Climbing Fumatory, or Mountain Fringe?  Adlumia fungosa is a biennial that blooms June through September.  

Time for #2!

You'll usually find our mystery plant in areas that don't drain well, or next to streams or ponds. 

If you'd like some hints, just click on the tabs below to read them!  (We hid them for you so you don't accidently see a hint you didn't want) 

Clue #1

This native plant is a shrub.

Clue #2

It spreads and grows many branches.

Clue #3

It can grow up to 12 feet high.

Clue #4

It produces balls of fruit that ducks and other water birds love to eat.

Think you know the answer?  LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW and let us know what you think it is!  We'll share the answer in our next challenge post.  Stay tuned! 

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