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Plant Walk: July 25, 2018

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
by Peter Hauser | Horticulture Intern

Plummed Cockcomb

Also known as Silver Cock's Comb, it is an herbaceous plant with a tropical origin. In India and China it is known as a troublesome weed. The flower heads can last up to eight weeks and the leaves and flowers are edible and is a popular boiled green in West Africa. 



Common name, Staghorn, it is a dwarf golden-leaved shrub. It blooms in July and is a suckering shrub that will form thickets by self-seeding and root suckering. 


Sutherland Gold 


From the species of Elderberry, it is native to Europe, North Asia and North America. This tree-like shrub grows two to six meters tall and has a strong odor. The flowers are a white/cream color that attacts hummingbirds. The plant has been used as a cold and cough remedy. 


Wake Up 


Sanguisorba menziesii, or Wake Up, flowers from June through September and is a herbaceous perennial. It grows between two and three feet tall and does will in full sun to partial shade. 


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