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August 18, 2010

Drove out to the Virginia State Arboretum at the Blandy Experimental Farm in Boyce, Virginia, about 65 miles west of Washington, DC on Route 50. Offering more than 700 acres of meadow, groves, and forest, this is one of my favorite places. The Native Plant Trail is a pleasant walk through the shade where there are dozens of Virginia wild plants labeled for easy identification.
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http://www.virginia.edu/blandy/
The gateway to miles of peaceful walking trails through field and forest is through this beautifully maintained 18th century brick building housing a small gift shop.
Most Chokeberries, (Aronia,) are well named being quite bitter, but the berries above, growing in the Blandy Farm meadow, are Aronia melanocarpa, a variety just sweet enough to appeal to the palate of any wild edible enthusiast!
If you go, don't miss this forest trail in the southwest corner of the farm!
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