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Aquatic plant, pickerel weed, being grown in a nursery

Aquatic Propagation in Scours

Over the summer aquatic plants, like this pickerel weed, have been grown in a nursery and planted in some of the deeper scours that have held water through the summer.

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Illustration of arrowwood viburnum leaves, flowers, fruit.

Arrowwood Viburnum (Southern Arrow Wood)

Arrowwood viburnum, or southern arrow wood, Viburnum dentatum.

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Photo of an artist conk, a woody, semicircular, brownish bracket fungus

Artist Conk

The artist conk is a woody, semicircular, brownish bracket with a white underside that bruises dark gray to black. It grows on dead wood or in wounds of living deciduous trees.

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Photo of artist conk, woody bracket fungus on tree shown from side

Artist Conk

Artist conks grow singly or in groups of up to several on dead wood or in wounds of living deciduous trees. This species takes nourishment from rotting wood or as a parasite on living wood.

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Photo of artist conk, a woody, tan bracket fungus, shown from top

Artist Conk

Artist conks can be seen year-round. The cap is shelflike, semicircular, and brown to grayish black. The texture is woody and they can be warty or zoned. They are very hard and are not shiny.

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Photo of two ash tree boletes, tan pored mushrooms, one overturned showing pores

Ash Tree Bolete

The ash tree bolete is a pored mushroom with a brownish, wavy cap, an off-center stalk, and clearly defined pores. It grows scattered on the ground near ash trees.

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Photo of an ashy sunflower flowerhead, plus several stems, leaves, and buds.

Ashy Sunflower

Sunflowers provide nectar and pollen to a great variety of insects, plus a hunting ground for spiders, assassin bugs, and other predators of the many insects attracted to the nectar and pollen. When the flowers are spent, birds and mammals, including finches and rodents, relish the sunflower seeds.

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