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Floral Spotlights

Skunk Cabbage

Skunk Cabbage
(Symplocarpus foetidus)

Floral Spotlights

Eight times a year, our own Suzanne Wodek (BGA Vice-President, Volunteer Gift Shop Manager, Master Gardener) highlights a different plant or tree from the Gardens and writes about it in the local magazine The Laurel of Asheville.  We’ve linked to the ones available online. You may find the others archived at Pack Library, downtown.

2017

  • Coming soon: Skunk Cabbage, Symplocarpus foetidus

2016

 


2015


2014

  • October:  American Beech, Fagus grandifolia
  • September:  White Wood Aster, Eurybia divaricata
  • August:  Great Blue Lobelia, Lobelia siphilitica;nbsp;
  • July:  Nodding Onion or Lady’s Leek, Allium cernuum
  • June:  Small’s Beardtongue, Penstemon smallii
  • May:  Common Golden Alexanders,  Zizia aurea
  • April:  Virginia Bluebell, Mertensia virginica
  • March:  Twinleaf, Jeffersonia diphylla

2013

  • October:  Pink Muhly Grass, Muhlenbergia capillaris
  • September:  Little Bluestem, Schizachyrium scoparium
  • August:  Dotted Horsemint, Monarda puntata
  • July:  Butterfly Weed, Asclepias tuberosa
  • June: Sundrops, Oenothera
  • May:  Magnolia
  • April:  Dwarf Crested Iris, Iris cristata
  • March:  Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis

2012

  • October: Witch-Alder, Fothergilla major
  • September:  Canada Goldenrod Sodidago canasensis
  • August:  Hoary Mountain Mint, Pycnanthemum icanum:
  • July:  Hibiscus Moscheutos
  • June:  Spiderwort, Tradescantia
  • May:  Sweet Shrub, Calycanthus floridus
  • April:  Serviceberry, Amelanchier arborea
  • March:  Allegheny Spurge, Pachysandra procumbens

2011

  • October:  Virginia Creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia
  • September:  Strawberry-bush, Euonymus americanus
  • August:  Dodder, Cuscuta spp
  • July:  Maidenhair Fern, Adiantum pedatum
  • June:  Cup Plant, Silphium perfoliatum
  • May:  Green & Gold, Chrysogonum virginanum
  • April:  Eastern Redbud
  • March:  Marsh Marigold

2010

  • October:  Smooth Sumac
  • September:  American Beautyberry
  • August: Cinnamon Fern
  • July:  Blazing Star
  • June:  Common Milkweed
  • May:  Native Honeysuckles
  • April: Solomon Seal
  • March: Oconee Bells

2009

  • October: Sourwood Tree
  • September:  Tall Ironweed
  • August:  Garden Phlox
  • July:  Rattlesnake Master
  • June:  Fringed Bleeding Heart
  • May:  Rhododendron calendulaceum
  • April:  Celandine Poppy
  • March:  Spring Beauty

2008

  • October:  Witch Hazel
  • September:  Green Headed Coneflower
  • August:  Devil’s Walking Stick
  • July:  New England Aster
  • June:  Wild Quinine
  • May:  Prickly Pear Cactus
  • April:  Eastern Columbine
  • March:  Spring Beauty

2007 

  • October:  Sugar Maple
  • September:  Grass of Parnasus
  • August:  Passion Flower
  • July:  Turk’s Cap Lily
  • June: Yucca
  • May:  Wild Geranium
  • April: Toadshade Trillium

2006

  • September:  Turtleweed
  • August:  New York Ironweed
  • July:  Beebalm
  • June:  Indian Pink
  • May:  Jack in the Pulpit
  • April:  Trillium
  • March:  Bloodroot
  • February:  Heartleaf Hexastylis
  • December/January:  Witch Hazel

2005

  • October:  Closed Gentian
  • September:  Goldenrod
  • August:  Joe Pye Weed
  • July:   Cardinal Flower
  • June:  Rosebay Rhododendron

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