Species Spotlight – Celastrus scandens

Celastrus scandensIt's getting harder to find the straight native species ArcheWild receives dozens of inquiries every year for American bittersweet, Celastrus scandens.  But until recently, we've had a terribly difficult time finding vines that appear to be free from their…

Species Spotlight – Juniperus communis var. depressa

Juniperus communis var. depressaA species in decline due to habitat loss Common juniper, or old-field juniper, is declining rapidly from its historic range on the East Coast.  Home to exclusively full-sun sites, Juniperus communis var. depressa is retreating from its…

Species Spotlight – Minuartia michauxii var. michauxii (Michaux’s sandwort)

Species Spotlight – Minuartia michauxii var. michauxii (Michaux’s sandwort) Minuartia michauxii var. michauxii is a gorgeous low-growing ground cover for dry, sandy, or rocky soils in full sun from New Hampshire to Virginia, with a disjunct population in the dunes around Lake…

Species Spotlight – Pycnanthemum muticum (clustered mountainmint)

Species Spotlight – Pycnanthemum muticum (clustered mountainmint) Pycnanthemum muticum (clustered mountainmint) is widely considered to be one of the top pollinator attractors on the East Coast.  Its copious diminutive flowers attracts dozens of species of pollinators, has one of the longest…