Plant Features: Chinese Privet

Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) is a woody shrub with opposite, simple, entire leaves. About 1 inch in length. Chinese Privet forms a shrub reaching heights of about 15 feet.

Plant Features: Tupelo Gum (Nyssa aquatica)

Tupelo Gum also known as water tupelo, swamp tupelo grow to about 90 feet tall. The bases of Tupelo Gum trees are swollen or flared outward but with out flutes like a cypress tree. This give the tupelo gum tree a wider base which give it more stability in the swamps and lowland forests. The … Read more

Plant Features: Cow Oak

Cow oak also commonly called Swamp Chestnut oak is an oak tree with alternate, simple, leaves with a margin large teeth, 4 to 8 inches long, 3 to 5 inches wide, dark green and shiny above, pale and downy below. Cow oaks produce a very large acorn that is 1 to 1 1/2 inches long, … Read more

Plant Features: Pecan

Pecan (Carya Illinoensis) is the best know of all the Hickories. Pecan can be recognized by thier alternate, pinnately compound leaves with 9 to 15 finely serrate leaflets, 12 to 18 inches long. The nuts from a Pecan trees are large oblong, brown, splotched with black, thin shelled nuts, 1 1/2 to 2 inches long. … Read more

Deciding What To Plant!

So you’ve decided you want to plant some deer food plots. But now you are overwhelmed with the great variety of choices you have to make. Biologic says their stuff is best, Tecomante says their seeds are better. You don’t know what to think or who to believe. Well keep reading it’s time to shed … Read more

Plant Features: Poison Ivy

Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is a plant in the family Anacardiaceae. The name is sometimes spelled “Poison-ivy” to indicate with the hyphen that the plant is not a true Ivy or Hedera. It is a woody vine that is well known for its ability to produce a skin irritant that causes an itching rash for most … Read more

Plant Features: Kudzu

Kudzu is a vine native to Japan and China. It has unfortunately been established in the Southeast. Kudzu when left uncontrolled will eventually take over and cover and then choke out native vegetation, including trees. Where present Kudzu contains good protien for deer but is still viewed with as an invasive plant and its spread should … Read more

Plant Features: Muscadine

Muscadines (Vitis rotundifolia) are a grapevine species native to the present-day southeastern United States that has been extensively cultivated since the 16th Century. Its recognized range in the United States extends from Delaware south to Florida, and west to Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. They are well adapted to their native warm and humid … Read more

Plant Features: Morning Glory

Morning glory is a common name for over 1,000 species of flowering plants in the family the Convolvulaceae, belonging to the following genera: Calystegia Convolvulus Ipomoea Merremia Rivea Flowers could be almost any color depending on the species. As the name implies, morning glory flowers, which are funnel-shaped, open in the morning, allowing them to be … Read more

Plant Features: Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle is a twining or trailing woody vine, evergreen or late deciduous with smooth opposite leaves, 1 to 3 inches long. The flowers are tube-shaped, about 2″ long, white or bright yellow on the outside. The fruits are orange red berries, about a quarter inch in diameter. Honeysuckle is used by ruby-throated hummingbirds and butterflies … Read more