The 2017 Annual Meeting, previously scheduled for September has been rescheduled to Saturday, November 4- please stay tuned for further information.
The Pennsylvania Native Plant Society invites you to submit your nominees for our annual photo contest.
The winner will be selected by our Board and will be featured in our upcoming newsletter.
The photo above was last year's winner: American White Waterlily - Nymphaea odorata submitted by Kathleen Engle
To enter the contest: Post your favorite native plant photo in the comment section of this event on our Facebook Group, identifying the native plant, photographer, location and date.
Brown Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia triloba
Sporting abundant golden yellow daisy-like flowers with black centers that fade to brown, R. triloba blooms in August and continues until frost. The cheery flowers are 1-2 inches across and bloom on branching stems, forming a mass of color. Typically seen along roadsides, in breaks in wooded areas, and open meadows or fields, R. triloba tolerates most conditions and is relatively drought tolerant. It is a biennial, blooming in the second year, but readily self-seeds so you are never in short supply. Plants are 3-5 feet tall and bushy unless crowded out. It makes an excellent cut flower – one stem is a whole bouquet. It is great for naturalizing, or in the garden where it pairs nicely with native grasses and asters for fall color. Easily propagated from seed, it is also a good pollinator plant.
If you have a favorite plant or photo, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org for a future publication.
Photo courtesy of Diane Albright
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PO Box 807, Boalsburg, PA 16827.
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