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photo of foliage, thick stems rooting at the nodes with subteranean flowers photo credit: J C Neal

Have You Seen Tropical Spiderwort?

Tropical spiderwort (Commelina benghalensis), a noxious weed, has been found in several landscape beds in Raleigh. See a fact …

close up of flower heads with salmon-red color

Have You Seen Thickhead in Your Garden?

No, I’m not talking about your brother-in-law. Thickhead or redflower ragleaf (Crassocephalum crepidioides) is an introduced weed that I’m …

Cover photo for Wasps at Porch Lights

Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

Calico scales on dogwood.

Calico Scales About to Hatch!

Calico scale, Eulecanium cerasorum, was accidentally introduced to California from Asia in the 1920s. It has now become established …

Budded T-Graft in Tree

Can You Save Our Tree?

“If you have a fruit tree that has been in the family for a long time, don’t fret, there …

Rose sawfly on a rose leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Sawflies on Roses

For the past several weeks I have noticed damage to the leaves of my roses. Each year this happens and …

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