From the monthly archives: March 2010

(03-24-10) Some of us students have been given amazing opportunities to visit herbariums and instituations that have focuses on botany. This is all thanks to the Curatorial Department here at Longwood Gardens! This month we stayed pretty local and visited the William Darlington Herbarium (WDH) which is located at West Chester University. The University is […]

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Eranthis hyemalis Random fun facts: – Don’t eat this plant… all parts of it are considered poisonous. – Because they’re poisonous, they’re relatively resistant to munching pests; such as deer, rabbits, or squirrels. The Specs: Family: Ranunculaceae Genus: Eranthis Species: hyemalis Common Name: Winter Aconite Region of Origin/Nativity: Middle east; Turkey to Afghanistan. Characteristics: Its […]

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(03-25-10) (Prolific Crocus tommasinianus blankets the Oak Knoll) I don’t know about you, but when spring rolls around and I see a field of organisms that seem to appear out of no-where, I’m reminded that the world is a lot bigger than me; that I’m easily comparable to that spring crocus that blooms just for […]

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(03-16-10) (Agave , one of the many cool foliage plants in the Silver Garden) This week the interns at Longwood Gardens were given a learning session with Kat, the Mediterranean house and Silver Garden manager. One of the things I took away from this is that this is NOT a desert garden (a common mistake […]

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