Chaste Vitex

The Chaste Vitex, scientifically Vitex agnus-castus, is a versatile plant that holds both medicinal and spiritual importance. Native to the Mediterranean region, it has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and is believed to possess various health benefits. In this article, we will explore the characteristics, uses, and folklore associated this intriguing plant. Characteristics…

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Swamp Milkweed

Swamp milkweed, Asclepias incarnata (Pink) and Asclepias perennis (White) is an herbaceous perennial in the Apocynaceae (dogbane) family. Apocynum is the Greek term for “dog-away”. It is native to the central and eastern United States and tends to grow in wet sites along streams, ponds, or bogs. Native (Swamp)  vs Tropical Milkweed Tropical milkweed is nonnative to…

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Cassia bicapsularis Tree

The Cassia Tree (Cassia bicapsularis) is a deciduous shrub/tree that blooms with bright yellow flowers during mid-fall.  It is native to South America.  It can reach heights of 6-12′ in South Georgia and grows vigorously.  It grows well in zone 9-11 but can tolerate some cold in zone 8.   If cold damages the stems,  pruning…

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