Arboretum Slideshow
Mar 17, 2009Public
Photo: Prunus caroliniana -- laurel cherry or cherry-laurel. A common, weedy, small evergreen tree native to the area.
Photo: Trillium gracile -- trillium or wake-robin. From Kisatchie NF unit SW of Natchitoches. These occur occasionally in damp deciduous woods.
Photo: Salvia lyrata -- lyre-leaved sage. A native plant with overwintering rosettes flat on the ground.
Photo: Phlox divaricata -- An on-site, native spring wildflower. There are lots of these at the VA Hospital grounds across town.
Photo: Gelsemium sempervirens -- Carolina Jessamine. A native climbing evergreen vine with early spring bright yellow flowers. These are on-site volunteers.
Photo: Salvia lyrata -- lyre-leaved sage. A native plant with overwintering rosettes flat on the ground.
Photo: Cercis canadensis -- redbud. We are at the south edge of the range, and trees are short-lived (maybe 25 years pretty). A common weedy tree of fence lines. Ours are all volunteers on-site.
Photo: Cardamine bulbosa -- sourced from a ditch in northern Caddo parish, west of Blanchard.
Photo: Prunus mexicana, Mexican plum.
Photo: Senecio glabellatus -- golden ragwort. Another common wet ditch/lake margin plant. An on-site native.
Photo: Crataegus opaca, the mayhaw.  From local seed.
Photo: Viola sororia -- Violet. The violet of the Shreveport flood-plain. On -site native.
Photo: Oxalis rosea  An Asiatic species
Photo: Cercis canadensis -- redbud.
Photo: Hydrangea quercifolia -- oak-leaved hydrangea. Native, these are from seed from Caroline Dorman's, 1988.
Photo: Azalea hybrids that flowers spring and fall.
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