Mystery Plant 707

Mystery Plant! #707 John Nelson 1/26/23By John Nelsonjohnbnelson@sc.rr.com             A few days ago I was up at the herbarium here are USC; they let me come in now and then and putter around, helping to prepare and file away specimens. That day we all gathered around...

Mystery Plant 706 (transmitted 17 January 2023)

Mystery Plant! #706 John Nelson 1/19/23By John Nelsonjohnbnelson@sc.rr.comLots of people in the Southeast --and beyond-- grow this plant as a shrub or hedge without really knowing its identity. It is a native evergreen, and it is widely cultivated as a popular yard plant, especially in the South; there are several...

Honey locust

Mystery Plant! #705 John Nelson Posted Jan. 10, 2023By John Nelsonjohnbnelson@sc.rr.comIt's the branch of a tree, but this tree is no good for a tree house.Take a look at the thorns, which can be found up and down the trunk, and also potently arming the branches. You won't beinclined to...