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Hey kids!

Would you like to learn more about some of the interesting and useful plants in the Appalachian mountains? Click on the links below to find out some fun facts about these plants! There are also pretty pages that you can print out for coloring!

Select a plant to view facts and image

Black cohosh, Actaea racemosa   Ramps, Allium tricoccum
Pink lady slipper, Cypripedium acaule   Yellow lady slipper, Cypripedium calceolus
Goldenseal, Hydrastis canadensis   Jewelweed, Impatiens capensis
Cardinalflower, Lobelia cardinalis   Indian Tobacco, Lobelia inflata
Virginia bluebells, Mertensia virginica   Beebalm, Monarda didyma
American ginseng, Panax quinquefolius   Mayapple, Podophyllum peltatum
Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis   White trillium, Trillium grandiflorum


If you would like us to feature your colored page in our upcoming newsletter please email your colored page to Mimi Hernandez at 101 Braddock Rd. Frostburg, MD 21532 or scan and email to


Illustrations for the coloring pages are provided by Peggy Duke

Peggy and Jim Juke at The Green Pharmacy Garden
Peggy and Jim Duke at The Green Pharmacy Garden


Peggy K. Duke is a contributing illustrator of Appalachian plants for ACES. She is a professional botanical illustrator with many scientific and popular publications, including the Flora of the Carolinas, The Herbaceous Flora of Maryland and The Green Pharmacy. She has an MA degree in Botany from UNC, Chapel Hill. Peggy hand colors prints of her original pen & ink drawings in the traditional fashion. Duke has been studying watercolor painting for many years and oriental brush painting for some twenty years. She has participated in many local and national shows with a number of awards to her credit. She is a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, The Botanical Art Society of the National Capitol Region, Society of Woman Geographers, Potomac Valley Water Colorists, the Laurel Art Guild, the Sumi-e Society of America, and was the National Capitol Area Chapter President for several years. She resides in Fulton, MD with her husband James - a botanist and author.

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