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Baneberry, Actaea spp.

With finely cut foliage that remains attractive through the growing season and conspicuous fruit which provide ornamental interest into the fall, red baneberry and white baneberry are two similar woodland plants that can be great additions to shady gardens. These species do have poisonous fruit, so need to be used with caution. Learn more about these native perennials …

The Colors of Fall

The colors of yellow, gold, orange and red abound this time of year. But leaves on trees aren’t the only plants that provide fall color. Some herbaceous perennials have good fall color, too. And Indian corn is a fall favorite for its variety of interesting colors. Learn more about these plants in these archived articles:

Plants Plus: Worms

One in the Plants Plus Series – a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer homeowner questions. To get two hours of continuing education credit for watching and reading this package of information, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on worms found in Wisconsin.

Unusual Edibles

Broccoli, tomatoes and carrots are some of the most commonly consumed vegetables. If you want to eat or grow something a bit out of the ordinary, check out some of these “different” edible plants in these archived articles:

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