Paths, summer, Oak Path, trillium 1980

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 8, 2019

Paths, summer, Oak Path, trillium 1980

Paths, summer, Oak Path, trillium 1980

Paths, summer, Oak Path, trillium 1980 Alternate Title: Trillium by Oak Path Photograph by Richard E. Weaver, 1943-, American Oak Path, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1980 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Richard E. Weaver joined the Arboretum in 1970 as horticultural taxonomist and held various positions […]

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Conifers from around the world; perennial wildflowers from New England

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
September 11, 2017

Conifers from around the world; perennial wildflowers from New England

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As autumn begins to set in, it is getting harder and harder to find woody plants in flower at the Arnold Arboretum. And, humans aren’t the only ones to lament the diminution of flowering in September – insects do too! Under the visionary leadership of Andrew Gapinski, Manager of Horticulture, the Arboretum has been working […]

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Where Biodiversity Blooms—The Survival of Sicilian Wildflowers

by Guest Writer: Mary Taylor Simeti
April 28, 2017

Where Biodiversity Blooms—The Survival of Sicilian Wildflowers

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Sicily, the biggest of the Mediterranean islands, boasts over 3000 different wildflowers that grow on its shores. The exuberant island wildflowers create explosions of form and color that have long astonished and inspired visitors from northern climes to come to admire the island’s flora–historical diaries and letters from visitors to the island are full of […]

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Focus on Phenology: April Ephemera

by Danny Schissler, Project Coordinator
April 14, 2017

Focus on Phenology: April Ephemera

Crocus vernus (Spring Crocus, Giant Crocus)

Arboretum visitors are not the only ones enjoying this week’s early spring sunshine. Across the grounds, swaths of colorful spring ephemerals have poked their parts above the soil to take advantage of unobstructed access to sunlight. These perennial woodland wildflowers produce stems, leaves and flowers well before the leafing-out of woody understory and canopy species. […]

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