M for Milkweed

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Milkweed, Asclepias, is an herbaceous perennial named for the milky liquid which contains latex and alkaloids.  There are many species of milkweed and some of them can be toxic.  Milkweed is an important source of nectar for bees and other insects … Continued

M is for Marsh Marigolds

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M is for Marsh Marigolds.  It’s time for Alphabe-Thursday and time to continue sharing some blooms to cheer us up over the winter. Marsh marigolds, cowslips or caltha palustris are lovely yellow blooming perennial plants that grow in shallow water … Continued