Ten True American Originals

Marinelli, Janet
December 2012
National Wildlife (World Edition);Dec2012/Jan2013, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p1
The article presents 10 plants that are native to the U.S. which can be grown in a home garden, producing fruits that can be eaten by both humans and wildlife alike, as of December 2012. The native plants include American persimmons, blueberries, serviceberries, also known as Juneberry, and red raspberries.


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