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fals esolomons seal

False Solomon's Seal Smilacina Racemosa

This native plant blooms in the spring and forms berries in the fall. It is edible and has been used for medicinal purposeas by Native Americans for hyperactivity in children and emotional depression.



field bindweed

Field Bindweed Convolvulus Arvensis

Also called Creeping Jenny, this herbaceous perennial plant is native to Europe and Asia. Many farmers find it to be a nuisance, choking out many plants and costing millions is crop losses. It has a ver similar look to Hedge Bindweed except that Fields Bindweeds flowers can vary in color, looking pinkish at times and flower size being smaller. Ther leaves are smaller and more narrow.



forget me not

Forget Me Not Myosotis Sylvatica

This flower is indigenous to Asia and Europe. It is naturalized in many shady damp wooded areas in North America. It is not considered invasive.



foxtail barley

Foxtail Barley Hordeum Jubatum

This perennial is native to North America. The plants spread by seed. The root system is not very deep and can be removed easily by tilling. Ranchers often find it to be a pest after it developes it's tufts, because livestock cannot eat it at that point.

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