Category: Plants

Hoary Puccoon

This #WildflowerWednesday, we take a look at one of my personal favorites—the Hoary Puccoon.

Podcast SHORT: Plant or Fungi?

A random find while hiking that lead to a life history story that was unexpectedly fascinating.

This Ghostly, Parasitic Plant Survives by Hacking the Wood Wide Web

A random find while hiking that lead to a life history story that was unexpectedly fascinating.

This Toxic, Nectarless Flower is Spread by Ants

Bloodroot is a perennial native to North America and blooms between March and May. It’s called Bloodroot because if you were to break open the stem or roots, it bleeds. If you’ve ever done so, congratulations, you are a murderer—just kidding. The “blood” is a sap and is a deep, rich, reddish-orange.