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Legg Creek Farm Blog | Southern Crabapple

Legg Creek Farm Blog | Southern Crabapple

Joe Pye Weed produces huge, puffy flower heads in late summer. It prefers moist soils & is a large plant, growing 4 to 6 feet tall. Joe Pye, an Indian healer, used it to treat a variety of ailments, which led to the name Joe Pye weed for these plants. Folklore says that Joe Pye used this plant to cure fevers & American colonists used this plant to treat typhus outbreaks. Indians used Joe Pye Weed in the treatment of kidney stones & other urinary tract ailments. Photo by Gerri Wilson.

Joe Pye Weed produces huge, puffy flower heads in late summer. It prefers moist soils & is a large plant, growing 4 to 6 feet tall.

Southern Appalachian Botanical Society - Publishing Castanea since 1936

Southern Appalachian Botanical Society - Publishing Castanea since 1936

Turk's Cap Lily wildflower in the North Carolina mountains near Asheville

Turk's Cap Lily wildflower in the North Carolina mountains near Asheville

Water Hyacinth - An aquatic plant with fleshy green leaves and a swollen petiole. The flowers are mauve in colour. The Water Hyacinth is a rampant invasive alien from Tropical America which smothers water surfaces.

Water Hyacinth - An aquatic plant with fleshy green leaves and a swollen petiole. The flowers are mauve in colour. The Water Hyacinth is a rampant invasive alien from Tropical America which smothers water surfaces.

southern crabapple, Malus angustifolia  (Rosales: Rosaceae) - 0008072

Image 0008072 is of southern crabapple (Malus angustifolia ) flower(s).

Antirrhinum multiflorum, Mutliflowered Snapdragon Flowers used to be common in the hills around Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.

Antirrhinum multiflorum Multiflowered Snapdragon - beautiful evergreen perennial up to 3 x - CA native.

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