Webinar: Update on Spotted Lanternfly in Virginia

Webinar: Spot. Stomp. Slow the Spread. A Spotted Lanternfly Update for Virginia Presenter: Kyle Rhodes, Spotted Lanternfly Crew Supervisor, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Plant Industry Services Info: Join us to learn about the status of the spotted lanternfly in Virginia. Kyle Rhodes will provide background on how this pest is moving and what we can […]

What’s in Bloom | Maple

What’s in Bloom | Maple

March, 24, 2021 Maples (genus Acer) are deciduous trees with oppositely-arranged lobed leaves and winged fruits called samaras. There are eight species of maple native to Virginia: the sugar maple (Acer saccharum), red maple (Acer rubrum), silver maple (Acer saccharinum), striped maple (Acer pensylvanicum), mountain maple (Acer spicatum), black maple (Acer nigrum), southern sugar maple (Acer floridanum), and the boxelder […]

What’s in Bloom | Bloodroot

What’s in Bloom | Bloodroot

March 22, 2021 Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) is a perennial wildflower in the poppy family whose blooms are one of the first signs of spring. They grow in rich woodland soils and produce single, showy white flowers with bright yellow stamens and a single, lobed basal leaf that often wraps around the flower’s stem. Each flower only lasts for one to two days.  Bloodroot is named for its rhizomes, which are thick and produce a reddish juice or sap if cut. This juice has traditionally been used as […]

Broomsedge

Broomsedge

March 5, 2021 Broomsedege (Andropogon virginicus), also called broomsedge bluestem, is a warm-season perennial grass that grows on old fields, pastures, and early-successional sites across Virginia. It grows in bunches 2 to 4 feet high, and develops a golden-orange color in the late fall that can make broomsedge an attractive winter ornamental plant. When mature, this golden color and its […]

VWL Annual Meeting 2021

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Virtual Annual Meeting. It was wonderful to see so many familiar and new faces and to share updates about our latest programs and research projects. For anyone interested in watching again or for those of you who were not able to join us, you can watch the recording at the link […]