Tripple Brook Farm

bottom

Common Names: W

wall pepper
Sedum acre
water avens
Geum rivale
water canna
Thalia dealbata
water lily, fragrant
Nymphaea odorata
water willow
Decodon verticillatus
whorled loosestrife
Lysimachia punctata
whorled loosestrife
Lysimachia quadrifolia
wild bergamot
Monarda fistulosa
wild geranium
Geranium maculatum
wild indigo
Baptisia australis
wild lily-of-the-valley
Pyrola elliptica
wild oats
Uvularia sessilifolia
wild petunia
Ruellia humilis
wild quinine
Parthenium integrifolium
wild raisin
Viburnum lentago
wild rice
Zizania aquatica
wintergreen
Gaultheria procumbens
witch hazel, common
Hamamelis virginiana
wolfberry; silverberry
Elaeagnus commutata
woodbine
Parthenocissus quinquefolia
wool grass
Scirpus cyperinus
worm grass
Sedum album

Next: Y
Previous: V

Catalog as of January 02, 2016

Elaeagnus

(Elaeagnaceae - Russian olive family)
About 40 species of shrubs and trees, native to the N hemisphere. Cultivated as ornamentals or, in some cases, for their edible fruit. The fruit of many of this genus is a rich source of vitamins and minerals, especially in vitamins A, C and E, flavanoids and other bio-active compounds. Source of essential fatty acids, which is unusual for a fruit. Also investigated for reducing incidence of and halting or reversing the growth of cancers.

commutata decid shr • ht 6-9' • zones 2-8

wolfberry; silverberry


new, native, fragrant, wildlife, dry - moist, sun
northern North America

A very distinctive shrub, silverberry is a narrow and upright with a shimmering silvery tone to its leaves and silver berries. Small yellow, star-shaped blossoms with silver undersides flower profusely in early summer with a strong, musky fragrance. The fruit is edible, but dry and mealy and astringent when unripe. Can be added to soups and made into jelly. The large seed can eb eaten raw or cooked. Unusual for a fruit, it produces essential fatty acids and was used by Native Americans to make soap. Considered excellent reclamation plant, especially at mine sites, since it tolerates dry, infertile exposed locations. Its propensity to root sucker vigorously knits highly disturbed, barren soil together to stop erosion and, as a nitrogen fixer, paves the way for new plants. Forms long-lived and extremely hardy colonies which provide wildlife habitat in otherwise open places and contributing food and cover for birds and mammals, especially snowshoe hares. Pollinated by bees. Tolerates acid and alkaline soils, wind and salt exposure, and radically cold temperatures, but cannot grow in the shade. The fibrous bark is used in weaving blankets and cloth and twisted to make strong ropes. Seed was used as beads.

cat # 4T1G
$14.95 each / 3+, $14.50 ea