When I was learning to identify plants, the leaves of boxelder used to trip me up. The leaves of this tree looked so much like poison ivy to me. There are a few key features that can help you tell the difference between these two plants. Boxelder Similarities with Poison Ivy The leaves and leaflets
You might find this low-growing plant with scalloped leaves creeping along the ground under tall trees where the soil is often moist. While its pale purple flowers of creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea) are cute, the quick growth of this plant is definitely not. Where is creeping Charlie from? Originally brought from Great Britain, Ireland, and
Butterflies and moths belong to the same scientific order Lepidoptera, which means “scale-winged” in Greek. Their wings are covered in thousands of tiny scales that overlap, creating colors and patterns. While they share some similarities, such as their winged appearance and life cycle, they also have many differences. Here’s a breakdown of their similarities and
I often see sassafras growing along the trails, in the forest breaks, and in old fields. However, it’s the mitten-shaped leaves that stand out to me. If you break off a twig of a sassafras tree and smell it, you get the distinct smell of root beer. My dad used to do this for us
If you have a shallow window sill, about 3.5 or 4 inches, you can still add some plants to brighten up your room. The window sill in one of our bathrooms is wide enough for a very small pot; it’s the perfect size for succulents that don’t require a lot of watering or grow too
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