Saturday, March 14, 2020

Plants in Early American Gardens - Dwarf Witch Alder

Dwarf Witch Alder (Fothergilla gardenii)

This choice native shrub can be found in moisture rich woodlands and boggy areas from Virginia to Georgia. The name honors John Fothergill, a London physician who corresponded with America’s first botanist, John Bartram. Their correspondence during the mid-eighteenth century revealed much about the native flora of North America.

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