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Galls & Outgrowths

Galls are abnormal swellings or localized outgrowths (tumors) of plant tissue. They are extremely variable in size, shape and their location on the plant. Some are little more than a blister on the...


Pawpaw (Asimina triloba), also known as Indiana banana, hoosier banana, and poor man’s banana, is the only temperate member of the tropical Annonaceae family (custard apple family) and is the...

Photinia (Red Tip)

Photinias are large shrubs that were once used for tall hedging here in the south. The most common photinia is the appropriately named “red tip”, which is easily recognized each spring...

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