Grand Birch, Texas Avens
White Avens is a native plant found throughout Virginia. It is in the rose family and resembles other members of that family, such as strawberries and blackberries. The flowers attract various insects who suck nectar, including bees, wasps, flies, and beetles; some bees also collect pollen. Various plant species are capable of producing their own herbicides, or phytotoxins, to prevent other plants from growing near them. The Black Walnut tree produces such phytotoxins, but White Avens is resistant to them.
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