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Author: Joey Williamson

Crossvines

I always look forward to our crossvines (Bignonia capreolata) flowering every spring. Although most of the flowers may be produced high up in deciduous trees, after they bloom, the landscape becomes...

Dogwood Diseases & Insect Pests

The flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) is a small, deciduous ornamental tree that is native throughout the eastern United States. Although dogwoods are well adapted to South Carolina, they can be...

Solomon’s-seals

Of my favorite spring wildflowers, Solomon’s-seals ranks near the top. Native Solomon’s-seals (Polygonatum biflorum), as well as other Polygonatum species, generally emerge in late March to early...

Fusicolla Orange Slime on Trees

Infrequently in the spring, you might see an orange, slimy substance slowly oozing from a wound on a hardwood tree. This is a fungus or a complex of fungi and yeast that colonize the sap that leaks...

Virginia Buttonweed

Virginia buttonweed (Diodia virginiana) is a challenging to control turfgrass weed that has recently become a prevalent weed in South Carolina lawns. This perennial weed is deeply rooted, produces...

Doveweed

Doveweed (Murdannia nudiflora) has become a troublesome weed in home lawns during the last few years. It is a summer annual weed, and its seeds germinate during the late spring when soil...

Indian Hawthorn

Indian hawthorns (Rhaphiolepis species and hybrids) are mostly low-growing, evergreen, flowering shrubs. With a dense mounded growth habit, they are ideal low-maintenance plants for use in small...

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