Becoming a member of PNPS helps to support our mission of advocating conservation of native plants and their habitats and promote the increased use of native plants in the landscape
Because native plants are adapted to the growing conditions where you live, they are often easier to grow, and less susceptible to challenging conditions than non-native plants. Many Non-native plants are also invasive, and threaten out our native plant species.
Crow's Foot - Lycopodium digitatum
Found in wooded areas that are shaded, often sloped and moist (humid but no wet soil), Lycopodium digitatum is a North American species of clubmoss, commonly known as crow’s foot, ground cedar or fan clubmoss. Growing only 5-6 inches tall, its evergreen foliage brightens the winter forest floor. Although often used for Christmas decorations, care must be taken to not over-harvest. It spreads by rhizomes and runners and works well as a landscaping ground cover under appropriate conditions.
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Photo courtesy of Brent Potter
What is a Native?
A native plant is one that occurs naturally in a particular region, ecosystem, or habitat without direct or indirect human intervention. We consider the flora present at the time Europeans arrived in North America as the species native to the eastern United States. Native plants include all kinds of plants from mosses and ferns to wildflowers, shrubs, and trees.
Because native plants are adapted to the growing conditions where you live, they are often easier to grow, require less maintenance such as watering, and are less susceptible to challenging conditions than non-native plants. Many Non-native plants are also invasive, and threaten to crowd out our native plant species. Incorporating native plants in your home landscape will encourage birds, pollinators, butterflies, and other beneficial insects.
January 27, 2018 - NATIVE PLANT SEED GERMINATION WORKSHOP - The workshop will include discussion on the seed germination requirements of various perennials and demonstrations on sowing seed in flats and the "wintersow" method in milk jug mini greenhouses. Participants will prepare and plant milk jug greenhouses to take home.
Registration required - click here for details.
January 13, 2018 - Botanical Digitizing Workshop - check our calendar for details
Mt Cuba Winter Lecture Series - Various programs - click here for schedule.
February 17, 2018 - Winter Tree/Twig Identification Workshop - check our calendar for details
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