Virtual Archives -- 1983 - 1989

Each On the Fringe publication contains well written and informative articles on plants, ecology, plant science, nature, and so much more. As you read through the pages of earlier publications, the evolving history of the Native Plant Society of NEO comes alive as do the contributions over the years of many dedicated men and women who possessed ageless curiosity and shared care and concern for native plants and good stewardship of our natural world. Their individual actions and collective efforts made a difference.
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Original publications of On the Fringe are archived at The Cleveland Musuem of Natural History. These historical documents are currently under the care of the museum's librarian Wendy Wasman and are available for viewing in the museum's Harold T. Clark Library.


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    1983  //  1984  //  1985  //  1986  //  1987  //  1988  //  1989
On the Fringe 1983 On the Fringe 1984

March 1983, Volume 1 No. 1

Article
Hepaticas,
Tom Yates
Artistic Illustrations
leaf shapes of Hepaticas spp. -- nice!

January 1984, Volume 2 No. 1

Articles
So You Think Botany is Stuffy,
Dr. Donald Dean
Trees in Winter,
Nate Finck
Places To Go
  Mohican Memorial Forest
  Burton Landing
Conservation Alert
  Big Darby Creek state river status
Book Review by Wilma H. Kupfer
  Jewels of the Plains, Clause A. Barr
Artistic Illustrations
  snow buntings and conifer needles -- lovely
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April 1983, Volume 1 No. 2

Articles
  Blooming List,
Brian Parsons
  The Herbarium Resource,
Jim Bissell
  The Wonders of Nature,
Roxy Hayes
Artistic Illustrations
  by Maureen Bartel
  spring wildflowers -- absolutely wonderful!!
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March 1984, Volume 2 No. 2

Articles
  Winter Nature Interpretation,
Emliss Ricks, Jr.
  February Flowers?,
Kent L. Scott
Places To Go by Kent L. Scott  
Conservation Alert
  Robert Eberhardt, 2 December 1983, Plain Dealer: Forum
Book Review by Wilma Kupfer
  Two-Moon Pond, Paul Koepke
Book Review by Ann K. Malmquist
  The Blue Planet, Louise B. Young
Book Review by Gene Spohn
  Never Cry Wolf, Farley Mowat
Artistic Illustrations
  canada goldenrod and early spring wildflowers -- lovely
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May 1983, Volume 1 No. 3

Articles
  Virtues Beyond Beauty,
Wendy Perks
  Big Creek,
Nate Finck
  Landscaping With Native Plants,
Brain Parsons
Artistic Illustrations
  by Phyllis Leonetti
  spring wildflowers -- beautiful!!
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May 1984, Volume 2 No. 3

Articles
  Orchid Time is Coming,
David R. McAdoo
  Lantern Court at The Holden Arboretum
  Spring Ephemerals,
Kevin Mattingly
Places To Go by Bob Faber
  Arthur B. Williams Forest
Places To Go by Jim Bissell
  Oak Openings Metropolitan Park
Conservation Alert by Jim Bissell
  preserving the Cuyahoga wetlands
Book Review by David McAdoo
  books and field guides on orchids
Fascinating Facts by Jim Bissell
  orchids
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June 1983, Volume 1 No. 4

Articles
  What is This?,
Roxy Hayes
  Native in the Garden,
Larry Giblock
  June Bloomers,
Brian Parsons
Artistic Illustrations
  wildflowers with clever caption phrasing -- lovely!!
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July 1984, Volume 2 No. 4

Articles
  Let's Look At The Grasses,
Perry Peskin
Places To Go by Ann Malmquist
  Adams County Shawnee Forest area
  Lucy Braun Preserve, and more!!
Artistic Illustrations
  wildflowers and grasses -- exquisite!!
President's Column
  charter from Sec. of State expected soon -- Chapter 1, NPSNEO of The Ohio Native Plant Society
  proposing white trillium, Trillium grandiflorum as state wildflower
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July 1983, Volume 1 No. 5

Article
  Penitentiary Glen,
Kent L. Scott
Artistic Illustrations
  by Larry Giblock
  beautiful detail!!
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September 1984, Volune 2 No. 5

Articles
  The Amish Medicine Chest,
authored and beautifully illustrated by Larry Giblock
  Our Fascinating Ferns,
Jay Beswick and beautifully illustrated by Cathy Ricks
  It Is Autumn - You Can Tell By The Colors,
Gene Spohn
Places To Go by Dan Best
  Castalia Prairie located within the Resthaven Wildlife Area
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August 1983, Volume 1 No. 6

Article
  The Tallgrass Prairie Returns,
Karl Smith
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November 1984, Volume 2 No. 6

Articles
  Lichens
  On Visiting An Ohio Bog,
Barbara K. Andreas
Artisitc Illustrations
  plants -- very nice!!
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September 1983, Volume 1 No. 7

Articles
  The Elusive Gentians,
Perry Peskin
  pH   pH   pH   pH   pH
  Native in the Garden,
Brian Parsons
  Cultural Requirements chart: gentians and buckbean families
Artistic Illustrations
  gentian blossoms with informative border and
  border design depicting insects and flora -- beautiful artwork!!
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October 1983, Volume 1 No. 8

Articles
  Stumpy Basin Field Trip,
Brian Parsons
  Stars of the Late Show,
Tom Yates
Artistic Illustrations
  late season wildflowers and
  flower head shapes of corymb and cyme -- fine details!
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November 1983, Volume 1 No. 9

Articles
  Autumn in the Garden,
Brian Parsons
  excerpts from Violet of the Vineyard, Dan Best
Artistic Illustrations
  sweet gum, Liquidambar styraciflua leaves, fruit and
  grapevine border -- nice!!
President Comments
  Acknowledgements:
Native Plant Society formed 30 September 1982
"... a year of accomplishment, learning, and enjoyment."
Special acknowledgement to members who gave their time and led field trips and those who generously made financial contributions.
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    1985   //   1986   //   top index
On the Fringe 1985 On the Fringe 1986

January 1985, Volume 3 No. 1

Articles
  Nature Walk,
Perry Peskin
  What's In a Name? Plenty,
Donald S. Dean
Artistic Illustrations
  lovely!!
And!! ....
  ODNR Division of Natural Areas and Preserves published Ohio Endangered and Threatened Vascular Plants, B. Andreas, J. Burns, A. Cusick, D. Emmitt, J. Marshall, D. Spooner
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January 1986, Volume 4 No. 1

Articles
  Ohio Polygonums,
Clinton H. Hobbs
  Ohio Plant Species of Federal Concern,
  Allison W. Cusick
  Proposed Canal Threatens Grand River Riches,
Jim Bissell with Comments by Bev Danielson
  Nature Preserve's Checkoff Program,
  Elizabeth Wrobel-Boerner
And!! ....
  H.B. 763 introduced into the General Assembly:  adopting the white trillium as state wildflower
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March 1985, Volume 3 No. 2

Articles
  Legacy of Our Landscape,
Guy Denny
  The "Missing Plants" of Northeastern Ohio,
  James F. Burns
Book Reviews
  The Crust of Our Earth, Chet Raymo
  The Evolution of North America, Phillip King
Conservation Alert by Dr. Ronald L. Stuckey
  Purple Loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria
Artistic Illustrations
  absolutely fabulous!!
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March 1986, Volume 4 No. 2

Articles
  The Fern Flowers (Pedicularis) and Their Pollinators - A Study in Co-Adaptation,
  Lazarus Walter Macior
  Wetlands - Part One: Trends, Definitions and Values,
Jim Bissell
  Slide Herbarium
Conservation Alert
  importance and necessary protection of wetland environments
President's Column
  Bill for Trillium grandiflorum updates
  Bill for Grand River Canal and Dam teporarily suspended
  John Burroughs quotation from Words of Life Anthology
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May 1985, Volume 3 No. 3

Articles
  Beauty And The Bog,
Marylee Stephenson
  A Few Favorite Books,
Donald S. Dean
Humanistic Botany,
Tippo and Stern
The Green World,
Richard M. Klein
Science and Creationism,
Ashley Montagu
Places To Go
  The Wilderness Center
Conservation Alert
  concern of environmentalists regarding reviving plans for the Lake Erie-Ohio River Canal
Book Review
  In A Patch of Fireweed, Bernd Heinrich
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May 1986, Volume 4 No. 3

Articles
  Wetlands - Part Two,
Jim Bissell
  Gardening for Butterflies,
Eric N. Metzler
  Chimps Appear to Use Herbal Medicine
Conservation Editorial by Ann K. Malmquist
  destruction of two wetland habitats by man:
... two flagrant examples of man's inhumanity ... to the rest of the natural world."
Book Review by M.R. Larson
  Plant Classification, Lyman Benson
Artistic Illustrations
  accompanying articles -- beautiful!!
President's Column
  bill to make white trillium the State wildflower passed the House in March -- vote 89-4
And!! ....
  Significance of Wetlands
  Garden Center Ravine Project --
  Larry Giblock

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July 1985, Volume 3 No. 4

Articles
  Mosses: What Are They,
James R. Rastorfer with illustrations by Judith B. Rastorfer
  Versatile Viburnums,
Mark Druckenbrod
Places To Go
  Irwin Prairie State Nature Preserve
Conservation Alert
  Phragmites, Phragmites australis
Book Review
  The Evolution of Plants and Flowers, Barry Thomas
Artistic Illustrations
  mosses and viburnums detailed -- finely done!!
And!! ....
  Jim Bissell Wins Highest State Award
  Tom Yates and Brian Parsons chosen by the Center for Plant Conservation to head the midwest Regional Garden
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July 1986, Volume 4 No. 4

Articles
  Cranberry Bog State Nature Preserve with illustrations,
excerpt from ODNR booklet by Guy Denny
  Pollination of Tipularia discolor an Orchid With Modified Symmetry,
Warren Stoutamire
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September 1985, Volume 3 No. 5

Articles
  Refining the Definition of a Native Plant,
Karl Smith
  Editorial: Unethical removal of plants at Titus Bog in northwestern Pennsylvania
  The Oak Openings of Northwestern Ohio,
  Nathan W. Easterly
Artistic Illustrations
  wildflowers -- well done!!
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September 1986, Volune 4 No. 5

Articles
  The Prairie with illustrations,
Nichols and Entine
  Sticky Business: The Milkweed Peril-filled Pollination,
Christian Autotte
  Field Studies in Natural History - Grasses and the Prairie Miami Whitewater Forest with illustrations,
Jeff Knoop
  Tallgrass Prairie Management at The Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm in Dayton, Ohio,
Paul Knoop
Artistic Illustrations
 Plant Parts: grasses and other plants
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November 1985, Volume 3 No. 6

Articles
  Ferns And Fern Allies of Kentucky,
Ray Cranfill
  Vittaria Gametophytes Discovered In A New Physiographic Provence,
Allison W. Cusick
  Man Has Nature On The Brink,
Ron Haybron
Places To Go
  Oak Openings and Secor Nature Center
Artistic Illustrations
  nicely done!!
And!! ....
  H.B. No. 76: legislation being introduced in Ohio Senate to ban sale of purple loosestrife in this state
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November 1986, Volume 4 No. 6

Articles
  Preserving Biodiversity: Is It Too Late,
Jeff Knoop
  Reward For Accomplishment,
Judith Newmark
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    1987   //   1988   //   top index
On the Fringe 1987 On the Fringe 1988

January 1987, Volume 5 No. 1

Articles
  Trilliaceae: Collecting Specimens in Yunnan, China,
Vic Soukup
  U.S. Loses Tropical Forests,
Eric Van Lennep
  1986-87 Changes to Ohio Rare Plant List
  Endowment Fund,
Laurel Giblock
Editor's Column
  First Ohio Native Plant Society State Meeting held
  Representative Bob Clark of Geauga County presented the Trillium Bill Governor Celeste signed into law
  New Officers for 1987
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January 1988, Volume 6 No. 1

Articles
  Eastern American Trilliums,
Frederick W. Case, Jr.
  Edgar T. Wherry 1885 - 1982,
Warren Herbert Wagner, Jr.
  Wild Collection: Behind VMPS Policy,
Mary Pockman
  Tongass Emergency!!
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March 1987, Volume 5 No. 2

Articles
  Networking to Save Imperilled Plants,
D.A. Falk and K.S. Walter
  Leopold's Lament,
Brian Parsons
  Trollius laxus, Salisb. ssp. laxus Spreading Globe-Flower,
Guy Denny
  Wilderness Center Weekend
  1987 Projects
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March 1988, Volume 6 No. 2

Articles
  Eastern American Trilliums,
Frederick W. Case Jr.
  Winter Gardening With Natives,
Frank Kershaw
  Small White Lady's Slipper with illustration -- nicely detailed!!,
Guy L. Denny
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May 1987, Volume 5 No. 3

Articles
  Almost Another Bluebell Line,
Miles Kington
  Mate Compatibility and Mate Choice in Plants,
  Dr. Michael Melampy
Editor's Column
  new masthead: The Journal of the Ohio Native Plant Society
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May 1988, Volume 6 No. 3

Articles
  The Halophytes are Coming! The Halophytes are Here! with illustrations -- nice!!,
Perry K. Peskin
  Easy Steps to Plant Identification with illustrations,
Mary L. Wilmoth
  Landscaping With Native Plants -- Big Trees,
  John P. Bowles
  Landscaping With Native Ohio Shrubs,
  John P. Bowles
  When Bulldozers Come to the Marsh, Who Do You Call?,
Peter Weber
  Trek to Survival: The Walking Fern,
Leslie P. Nyman and David A. Marchand
  On the Loose,
Cora A.M. Nelson
  Purple Loosestrife Update
And!! ....
  Letter from Professor Macior -- Recipient of Annual Grant
  Bissell Award -- Jim Bissell received 1988 Lake County Environmental Award
  Carol Spears, a CVNRA ranger, awarded the prestigious Freeman Tilden Award for outstanding interpretation
  Garden Center Wildflower Garden -- section of the Native Plant Garden at the Garden Center given to the Native Plant Society
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July 1987, Volume 5 No. 4

Articles
Ohio Natural Heritage Program,
Robert McCance, Jr.
Trials and Triumphs With the Newest Trend in Ground Covers,
Eva Hoepfner with Comments by Brian Parsons
Meadow Gardening,
Donna Levy
Common Ingredients of Wildflower Mixes
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July 1988, Volume 6 No. 4

Articles
Native Plant Society Seed Exchange,
Tom Yates
Ohio Endangered Plant List: 1988 Version,
Robert McCance, Jr.
Rare Plant Protection, Conservancy Style,
Dr. Larry E. Morse
Landscaping With Native Ohio Shrubs,
John P. Bowles
Watch Out for the Tick Attack
The Fine Art of Seed Collecting,
Margaret Williams
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September 1987, Volume 5 No. 5

Articles
Native Shrubs of Ohio,
Tom Stanley
A History of the Nature Conservancy and Its Preservation Efforts in Ohio,
Larry Smith
The Problem of Extinction,
Ron Jones
Cranberries of Ohio,
Guy L. Denny
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September 1988, Volume 6 No. 5

Articles
The Teays River,
Michael C. Hansen
Rare Ohio Plants Associated With the Teays River,
Jim Burns
Woody Plants and the Drought of '88,
Charles Tubesing
Botanizing the Bruce,
Isobel and Leslie Greenop
Common Prickly Pear, Opuntia humifusa (Raf) Raf.,
Guy L. Denny
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November 1987, Volume 5 No. 6

Articles
Gardening With Ferns,
Dr. Carl Chuey
Ripping Up Alaskan Forest,
Michael Zimmerman
Bird Seed Report:
Rescuing Native Ferns,
Frank Kershaw
Fungus Gardening,
Norris Denman
The Ethics of Introducing Species,
John A. Shuey
Cherish Plants,
David B. Owens
Milkweed: A Plant of Many Uses
And!! ....
  Dr. Barbara Andreas won the President's National Stewardship Award
  Dr. Charlie King given the National Oak Leaf Award
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November 1988, Volume 6 No. 6

Articles
Jay W. Beswick
Why Should We Save Our Plants,
Robert H. Mohlenbrock
Native Plants and the Nursery Trade,
Jane Scott
Where to Write for Plant Conservation Information,
How Plants Fight Back,
Mary Batten
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    1989   // top index
On the Fringe 1989

January 1989, Volume 7 No. 1

Articles
Elephants Try to Save Calf, Mourn Its Death
An October Day at Beaver Creek State Nature Preserve,
Chuck Thomas
 Chapters of Ohio Native Plant Society
  The Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio
  The Wilderness Botanizers
  Cincinnati Wildflower Preservation Society
  Native Plant Society of Central Ohio
  Native Plant Society of The Miami Valley
  Native Plant Society of Little Beaver Creek
  Native Plant Society of S.E. Ohio
  The Toledo Naturalitists
Book Review
  The Vascular Flora of Ohio Volume Two: The Dicotyledoneae of Ohio Part Three: Asteraceae, Richard T. Fisher
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March 1989, Volume 7 No. 2

Articles
Ohio Wetlands: The Peatlands - Part 1, illustrations -- nice details,
Dr. Barbara Andreas
Propagator's Perspective,
Bill Brumback
Book Review by Ann K. Malmquist
 Wildflowers of Indiana, Fred Wampler with paintings by Maryrose Wampler
Book Review by TLB
 A Focus on Peatlands and Peat Mosses, Howard Crum in collaboration with Sandra Planisek
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May 1989, Volume 7 No. 3

Articles
Linking Geology and Botany ... A New Approach,
Jane Forsyth
Wild Ginger - One of Our Best Known Wildflowers
Protecting Ohio Endangered Plants: The Big Tasks Are Ahead,
Robert McCance Jr.
How Fast Can Trees Migrate?,
Richard M. Klein,
Book Review
  Botany Illustrated, Janice Glimn-Lacy and
  Peter B. Kaufman
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July 1989, Volume 7 No. 4

Articles
Artic Refuge Needs Your Urgent Support
The Ethics of Plant Conservation,
Richard Lighty, PhD
The Ohio Distribution of Bigleaf and Umbrella Magnolias,
James F. Burns
There's No Poison in Ivy, Just a Sap With Zap in It
Virginia Bluebells
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September 1989, Volume 7 No. 5

Articles
Global Warming and Ohio's Climatic Refugia,
James F. Burns
A Return to Beaver Creek State Nature Preserve,
Chuck Thomas
The Great Provider,
Mary F. MacDonald
Wild-Collected Bulbs to Avoid
Roots and Fungi: A Vital Partnership,
Elinor Crank
A Weed May Save Your Life
Book Review
  The Dicotyledoneae of Ohio, T. Richard Fisher
And!! ...
  Ruth Fiscus awarded the Ohio Conservation Achievement Award
  In Rememberance: Jay W. Beswick Wildflower Walk at Bedford Reservation on 13 May 1989,
  Chuck Thomas

November 1989, Volume 7 No. 6

Articles
Tropical Ferns, or Their Relative, in Ohio,
Robert M. Lloyd
Why Preserve Natural Variety?,
Bryan G. Norton
The Preservation of Species, The Value of Biological Diversity,
edited by Bryan G. Norton
New Life For Old Trees,
Dr. Michael Zimmerman
Trust Fund for Saving the Land Faces Hard Fight in Congress
Duckweeds ... Flowers in Miniature,
Laima Kott
Mosses,
Deci Lowry
Plants Don't Take Enemy Attack Lying Down,
Jane E. Brody

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