Ask an Expert: Fabulous Fabaceae!

The Fabaceae is the pea or legume family of plants and are sometimes referred to by their old family name the Leguminosae. Members of the Fabaceae are easily recognizable by their flowers and especially by their distinctive fruits, which are always legumes. Hoyt Arboretum has several notable species of the Fabaceae in our living tree … Read more

Ask an Expert! Vibrant Violets

Down in a green and shady bed, A modest violet grew, Its stalk was bent, it hung its head, As if to hide from view… From The Violet, by J. Taylor Today, let’s talk about violets! Hoyt Arboretum is all about trees – different types, species, and their conservation. The Arboretum however, also has abundant … Read more

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