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Garden Yellow Rocket

Garden Yellow Rocket Barbarea Vulgaris

Native to Europe, it is considered invaseive, growing throughout North America. The leaves can be eaten in salads and soups.



Garlic mustard

Garlic Mustard Alliaria Petiolata

Garlic mustard was first recorded in the United States about 1868, from Long Island, New York. Native to Europe and western and central Asia, it was likely introduced by settlers for food or medicinal purposes. Garlic mustard is considered a noxious weed crowding out native plants and is very hard to control.



golden ragwort

Golden Ragwort Senecio Aaureus

Golden Ragwort, from the aster family, is native throughout the Mid-west and loves full to partial sun. It blooms in the spring and spreads by seed and rhizome. The plant also has a long history for it's medicinal uses. The Native Americans often used it to treat reproductive conditions.



golden ragwort

Goldmoss Stonecrop Sedum Acre

This lovely seedum was brought from Europe for cultivation. It has naturalized throughout much of the U.S.



Grape honeysuckle

Grape Honeysuckle Lonicera Reticulata Raf.

This woody shrub is native to North America, growing best in shady wooded areas.



Ground Cherry

Ground Cherry Physalis Heterophylla Nees

Ground Cherry is in the nightshade family and is one of about two-dozen species native to North America. It spreads by rhizome and grows in partial to full sun. The plant is poisonous except for the berries when they are ripe in the fall. Many have used the fruits to make jam.



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