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Here There Be Dangers How flowers hide voracious insect predators by Chris Helzer

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Love Letters

A website grows a plant-love storytelling movement by Amy McCullough and Plant Love Stories contributors

7 PERSONAL FAVES A famed pitcher appreciates local color

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8 BOTANY 101 Demystifying the life cycles of plants 10 PLANTS IN PRACTICE Staying on trend at Desert Botanical Garden 11 PULL IT OR PLANT IT A friendly (but opinionated!) debate

about greenbriar

13 FIELD NOTES A citizen-driven plant rescue in Blanco, Texas 38 PLANT PEOPLE Celebrating the life of an intrepid early botanist

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40 CAN DO Bring nature play to your own space 44 THINGS WE LOVE A few of our favorite things 46 WHEN IN ROAM Connecting over plants and place in NYC 48 WILD LIFE Learning to listen (and respond) to nature

ON THE COVER A crab spider lies in wait for prey on a black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta). PHOTO Chris Helzer ABOVE Cheryl Moorhead Stone, a Plant Love Stories contributor, teaches her wary daughter Caitlin about beekeeping; Cheryl initially learned about nature (and harvesting from it) from her grandmother. PHOTO Ben Sollee

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Profile for Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Wildflower Magazine 2019 | Volume 36, No. 1  

Flower-dwelling predators, love letters to native plants, how to bring nature play home, discovering a rare morning-glory, remembering an in...

Wildflower Magazine 2019 | Volume 36, No. 1  

Flower-dwelling predators, love letters to native plants, how to bring nature play home, discovering a rare morning-glory, remembering an in...

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