Category: Plant Life

Black Oak Tree

The black oak is a medium to large sized tree that branches out widely and has a very open spreading top to it. It can range in height from fifty to over eighty feet tall and have a trunk that has a circumference of as much as three feet around. The oak leaves are very

Cypress Tree

The cypress is an ever green tree with a very aromatic wood as well as the greenery. It has an angled, what is known as a buttressed trunk that has many branches and a very Cypress trees can grow from between forty to seventy feet tall, and will sometimes be as much as three feet


 Euphorbia, or the various types of Spurge are found in tropical, temperate and subtropical regions of Africa, North America and South America. Over two thousand species exist and they are considered an invasive weed in many areas. The name comes from the Middle English word meaning to purge, descriptive of the sap of the plant

Prickly Pear Cactus

The prickly pear cactus are actually members of the Opuntia genus and grow in the deserts of North America and can be found in South America deserts as far south as the southern part of Argentina. The size ranges from a few inches to over one hundred feet in height.  Like most of the cacti


The rosemary plant in native to the Mediterranean and the Latin name means dew of the sea. It is a member of the mint family and rosemary is also known as the polar weed and compass plant. The flowers are light blue but there have been many different strains developed with scented leaves and varied

Ash tree

The ash tree is distantly related to the olive tree. There are as many as sixty-five different types found in North America and nearly that many from the European and Asian parts of the world. The genus name for the ash tree comes from the Latin (Fraxinus), and the name itself comes from the Old


(Asclepias L.) Milkweed is part of the herbal family of perennials, in this case the  dicotyledonous plants  which is a fairly BIG family that has over 140 member species. It as been recently reclassed to fit into the subfamily of the dogbane plants. Milkweed plants are a very crucial source of nectar for bees, other

White Clover

(Trifolium repens) White clover is a type of clover that is native to most of Europe, Great Britain, North Africa as well as North America. White Clover is a perennial, self seeding. It grows low to the ground, with white coloredflowers that very often have tints of pink or cream colored on their ends. The

Witch Hazel

The witch hazel plant is a unique shrub due to the fact that the leaves, flowers and fruit all appear on the plant at the same time. The time of blooming is September to January. The habitat is in the Eastern United States, Britain and Canada, with one species in Japan and one in China.

Prairie Buttercup

The buttercup species is home to more than three hundred species of plants, most of them flowering. Some grow on land, some in water and the vast majority of them are wildflowers, not normally cultivated by man. Being one of the first bright yellow spring flowers, the midwestern eyes are always happy to see it


The olive is native to the Mediterranean region, parts of Africa and tropical and central Asia. It is one of the oldest known plants to be used by man. Olive seeds found in Spain and tested using carbon dating have shown the olive has been domesticated for eight thousand years. The olive was thought to

Cat Tails

 (bullrush)   Typha latifolia The typha is known as cattail in the United States and bulrush in the United Kingdom, is a marshy perennial growing to a height of two and a half meters tall, with light green sword shaped leaves and a seedpod that is cigar shaped and brown in color. Blackbirds, wrens and others

Heartsease (Viola Tricolor)

Before the cultivated pansy was developed the wild pansy was the progenitor for the domesticated flowers that we know and plant today. . Known also as the Johnny-jump-up; love-lies-bleeding; banwort and bull weed, the viola was brought to North America from Europe where it is a common weed and was in some places considered noxiious


(Achillea millefolium) Yarrow is a perennial herb that grows up to one meter tall or about three feet tall, having an angular, rough stem and has hairy leaves with an almost feathery type of appearance. The flowers are daisy-like in appearance and can be varied in color from white, lavender and yellow. Knights Milfoil; Old

Western White Pine

Pinus Monticola The western white pine is type of pine that grows in the western mountains of the United States and Canada. Other names it is know by are the Idaho white pine; silver pine or mountain white pine. The state tree of Idaho, adopted in 1935, the western white pine often grows to a