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A Homecoming for Indigenous Seeds

A rematriation project brings plants' progeny back to their ancestral origins Shiloh Maples, the regional representative of the Indigenous Seedkeepers Network, stands next to harvested ears of fox blue corn. As part of a multi-year collaborative pilot...

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Native Plant of the Week: Michigan Holly

Each week we're showcasing a plant that's native to the continental United States. This week’s plant is Ilex verticillata, our native holly. The classic holly (Ilex species) is a showstopper with its glossy evergreen leaves and red berries. But our...

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Native Plant of the Week: Amelanchier

All summer we featured invasive plants every Wednesday. Now it’s time to say “thank you” to our native plants. Each week we’ll showcase a plant that's native to the continental United States. This week’s plant is the serviceberry.If you’re looking for a...

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Council Ring Goes Full Circle

New bench seats on the Arboretum council ring keep it hyper-local By Joseph Mooney Take a seat on the new bench slabs that top the council ring in the Heathdale section of Nichols Arboretum. Recently installed by Matthaei-Nichols Collections and Natural...

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Native Plant of the Week: Clematis virginiana

Thank you for native plants! All summer we featured invasive plants every Wednesday. Now, in the spirit of gratitude this November, it’s time to say “thank you” to our native plants. Each week we’ll showcase a native plant that you might consider planting...

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