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sourwood

[′sau̇r‚wu̇d]
(botany)
Oxydendrum arboreum. A deciduous tree of the heath family (Ericaceae) indigenous along the Alleghenies and having long, simple, finely toothed, long-pointed leaves that have an acid taste, and white, urn-shaped flowers. Also known as sorrel tree.
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sourwood

sourwood

Tree to 80ft. (25m) Leaves are edible but very sour, hence the name. White droopy urn-shaped flowers, fruit resemble upright eggs. Leaf tea used for calming nerves and lung spasms like asthma, bowel and stomach spasms, diarrhea, and lessening menstrual bleeding, kidney and bladder problems. Bark can be chewed for health benefits.
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The owner's house was designed by the architect in 1990, and a structure was required that could act as car port and be a place in which sought-after sourwood honey from neighbouring hives can be processed and stored.
Some of the highlights of the exhibit include Chuck Close's 1981 portrait of Philip Glass; Red Groom's energetic and colorful portraits of Chuck Berry and Fats Domino; Thomas Hart Benton's lithograph "I Got a Gal on Sourwood Mountain," inspired by a song of the same name; Pop Artist Claes Oldenburg's lithograph, "Soft Saxophone" (Black and White), 1992; Jasper Johns' "Scott Fagan Record," published by Atlantic Records in 1968 and a Johns favorite; Roy Lichtenstein's "Composition," which uses sheet music and musical notations to evoke the possibilities of sound; and Andy Warhol's iconic screenprints of Debbie Harry and Beethoven.
Red oak (Quercus rubra), yellow poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), black gum (Nyssa sylvatica), and sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum) are important subdominant species.
Will proposes to discover God by descending into the "bowels of Sourwood Mountain," symbolically rejecting the beauty and energy of the "mountains [that] glowed like rubies and amethysts" (p.
Madrones are the tallest members of the Heath Family, which includes such diverse relatives as heathers, rhododendrons, azaleas, sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum), farkelberry and manzanitas.
A handsome lattice fence and beds filled with rhododendron, juniper, vinca, and magnolia and sourwood trees add visual interest and separation.
For diverse bee forage from early spring through late summer, consider the following trees for your property: black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia), catalpa (Catalpa spp.), linden (Tilia spp.), manzanita (Arctostaphylos spp.), maple (Acer spp.), honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa), sourwood (Oxydendrum spp.), sumac (Rhus spp.), tulip poplar (Liriondendron tulipifera) and willow (Salix spp.).
velutina Lam.) 8.0 6.3 Black Gum (Nyssa sylvatica Marshall) 7.5 6.8 Holly (Ilex opaca Aiton) 12.7 0.5 Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum (L.) DC.) 7.5 2.9 Maple (Acer spp.
Savannah Bee Company, Savannah, Ga., offers raw, natural specialty honeys -- including Wildflower, Orange Blossom, Sourwood, Acacia and the extraordinary Tupelo.
You may wish to consider the installation of a flowering tree such as a Kousa dogwood, or an Eastern Redbud, Cornel Cherry, Japanese Stewartia, Magnolia, Flowering Crabapple, Black Gum Tree, Sourwood or a Mountain Ash.
She also likes the Sourwood Tree (Oxydendrum arboreum)--a small Zone 5 tree with beautiful white flowers in the spring and vibrant red foliage in fall--and Redbud for its bright yellow leaves.
The Market Place Pickled Vegetables in Sourwood Honey Vinegar Ingredients: Vegetables: 12 breakfast radishes 12 shallots, peeled and whole 12 cauliflower florets (1/2 small head) 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/8" strips Blanching water: 1qt.