After two months of A Sprig of Summer, this photo series has come to an end. We hope that it has brought you a bit of hope and joy during these difficult times. As former president Jimmy Carter said: Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or …
Welcome back! We will begin a photo series, a Sprig of Summer.
Amaryllis belladonna's showy blooms rise above the ground on a bare and upright stem.
Known to be a "must-have" plant, Acer palmatum can even be made into a delicacy.
Lagerstoemia not only blooms in vivid red, pinks, and purples but also lasts until autumn.
With vibrant yellow flowers, plants of the genus Helianthus have a world record and a famous painting dedicated to them.
The sweetly-scented flowers of the genus Rosa are famous worldwide for their association with love and beauty.
Begonia cucullata's red flowers and waxy green leaves flourish in warm climates.
A variety of people use some part of Juglans trees in their daily lives -- chefs, carpenters, cabinet-makers, carvers, and common folk.
With water repelling leaves, plants of the Adiantum genus can even grow on a rocky cliff.
Dubbed "the bedroom plant", Sansevieria trifasciata has snake-like leaves and can purify the air in your room.
With soft, feathery leaves, Asparagus setaceus can be an elegant houseplant.
Crocosmia's flowers bloom in fiery red. Their stems arch, and their sword-like leaves stand upright.
With a sweet fragrance, Lavandula can even be used to flavor ice cream!
The symmetrical Platycladus orientalis is known as the "tree of life" (and for good reasons).
With a special way of spreading its seeds, Dicentra formosa can be seen throughout the North American west coast.
Though resembling an ordinary daisy, Leucanthemum × superbum can be a cross between four different plants.
Imperial palaces, Memorial Day, courage and honor -- these are just a few things Paeonia's gorgeous flowers bring to mind.
Known for its fishy taste, Houttuynia cordata has distinct heart-shaped leaves.
A sky blue flower, Myosotis is also a symbol of "eternal remembrance."
Producing delicious yellow fruits, Eriobotrya japonica can be found all over the world.
The seeds of Acer trees spin like helicopters when they fall to the ground in autumn.
Plants of the genus Lotus are sometimes called bacon-and-eggs, for the yellow color of the flowers.
Trifolium repens is associated with sweet honey, good luck, and an Irish holiday.
Wood of trees in the genus Picea can be found in paper, pianos, and planes.
Though covered in thorns, Rubus armeniacus produces tasty berries in the summer.
Healthy for humans but calamitous to cows, Sinapis arvensis can even be found at the North Pole!
Bitten by a spider? Use plants of the genus Plantago to soothe your wound.
A popular panacea, Prunella vulgaris, grows widely in the Oregon mountains.
Polystichum munitum resembles the top part of a palm tree.
Digitalis purpurea was the first wildflower we could name while camping in Oregon.
With purple pollen, Agapanthus praecox resembles a giant dandelion seed head.
Containing a toxic compound, Pittosporum tobira was once used as bait to kill fish.
The Golden State's state flower, Eschscholzia californica, blooms in gold.
The sweet-smelling Trachelospermum jasminoides is a perfume and a common Chinese medicine.
A favorite of hummingbirds, Salvia microphylla resembles a person with red pants.
The gorgeous freckled blooms of the genus Alstroemeria are unfortunately poisonous to cats.
Named after the Father of Texas Botany, Oenothera lindheimeri look like butterflies about to take flight.