2022 Webinar | VWL Annual Meeting

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 […]

What’s in Bloom | Spring Beauty

What’s in Bloom | Spring Beauty

March 9, 2022 Virginia spring beauty (Claytonia virginica) is a small perennial herb beloved for its attractive, pink-striped white flowers. It grows in rich, moist forest soils and blooms from March to May, produces its seed capsules, and then disappears until spring comes again. There is another Claytonia species native to Virginia, Carolina spring beauty or Broad-leaved spring beauty (C. caroliniana), […]

What’s in Bloom | Eastern Skunk Cabbage

February 14, 2022 Eastern skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus) is a perennial rhizomatous herb native to Virginia and found throughout most of the state. Both its common name and scientific names harken to the fact that this plant exudes a foul skunk-like odor. The species name foetidus is derived from Latin roots meaning “to stink” or “offensive odor.” This odor has […]