Evergreen, a plant that retains its leaves throughout the year. The term evergreen is usually used in describing trees and shrubs. Most evergreens are narrow-leaved and bear cones rather than flowers. Examples are spruce, hemlock, pine, and fir. Some evergreens are broad-leaved and bear flowers. Examples are mountain laurel, holly, and common myrtle.
How can something as delicate and delicious as a cranberry thrive in something as filthy as a bog? Blame it on the durability of this most unusual and hardy plant.
They call kudzu the plant that ate the South for a reason. How did this leafy green legume make its way here all the way from Asia, and how has it managed to devour entire buildings?