“Weeds*” in winter - gone but not forgotten! Wetland and prairie plants such as these continue to add texture and interest to our landscape outside of the growing season. *we prefer the term native plant, of course!

Clockwise from upper left: Wool Rush (Scirpus cyperinus), Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis), Prairie Cordgrass (Spartina pectinata), Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata)

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