Virtual Archives -- 1990 - 1999

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 These historical documents are currently under the care of the museum's librarian Wendy Wasman and are available for viewing in the museum's Harold T. Clark Library.


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    1990  //  1991  //  1992  //  1993  //  1994  //  1995  //  1996  //  1997  //  1998  //  1999
On the Fringe 1990 On the Fringe 1991

January 1990, Volume 8 No. 1

Articles
The Ohio Flora Project ,
J. Arthur Herrick
Foreword,
Tom S. Cooperrider
Some Medicinal Plants of Ohio,
James C. Cavender
Lynx Prairie,
Jeff Knoop
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January 1991, Volume 9 No. 1

Articles
Aster Divaricatus -- White Wood Aster,
Jan Midgley
Good News: Bad News:,
David White
The Aesthetics of Open Space,
Coleston Burrell
Meadow Wildlife,
Nancy Sferra
Purple Trillium,
Jean Andrews and Robert Lloyd
What is a Native Plant?,
Larry Morse
Book Review by Paul Solyn
  Growing and Propagating Wild Flowers,
Harry R. Phillips
The Root Book, Norma Phillips
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March 1990, Volume 8 No. 2

Articles
Garlic Mustard -- Alert,
Here is One Skunk's Path You'll Want to Cross!!
(or)
Earliest Blooming Wildflower Stinks,
Gina Jelinas
Ohio Wetlands: The Peatlands, Part II -- Fens nicely illustrated!!,
Barbara K. Andreas
American Holly,
Jean Andrews
Pokeweed,
Jean Andrews
The Climate Is Right,
Gerald T. Donnelly
Witch Hazel,
Jean Andrews
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March 1991, Volume 9 No. 2

Articles
Ohio's Lady's-Slipper Orchids,
Drew Rolik
Herb Robert - A Native Ground Cover,
Thomas Sampliner
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May 1990, Volume 8 No. 3

Articles
Dysart Woods: An Outstanding Example of a Mature Forest Community,
Dr. Irwin A. Ungar
Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana),
Sheldon H. Cohen
Versatile Viburnums,
Erik A. Neumann
U.S. Forest Service Sign: how some litter lasts in the environment
A Mermaid by Mistake,
John Theiret
Natural Dyes from Plants,
Stephen L. Williams and
Jane Rosenthal
Make Fibers Bloom with Natural Dyes,
Katy Kram McKinney
Running Buffalo Clover: An Endangered Species,
Ralph E. Brooks
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May 1991, Volume 9 No. 3

Articles
A Favorite Place: The Sylan Trail at North Chagrin Reservation,
Tom Sampliner
New Native Plant Society Native PLant Garden,
Karen Colini
The Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas,
Bruce G. Peterjohn and Daniel L. Rice
Wildflowers in the Public Eye,
Dorothy V. Carney
The Flora of North America Project
The Hardy Fern Foundation Breaks Ground,
Sue Olsen
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July 1990, Volume 8 No. 4

Articles
Allelopathy Strikes Again
Squawroot: It Toils Not,
George F. Buddell and
John W. Thieret
One More Reason for Bagworm Control,
Michael Ecker
Benjamin Franklin's Lost Tree,
Keith S. Thomson
Michigan's Meat-Eating Plants,
David F. Wisse
Creating Heirloom Trees
Surprising Find
Blue False Indigo (Baptisia australis),
Jeff Lough
Wild Chicory (Cichorium intybus),
Sheldon H. Cohen
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July 1991, Volume 9 No. 4

Articles
Eastern Native Plant Alliance
Call to Action
Invasive Alien Plants Threaten Our Natural Plant Communities
,
Faith Thompson Campbell
The Early History of Poison Ivy,
Dr. Genevieve Miller
Wildflowers in the Public Eye -- II,
Dorothy V. Carney
Swine Creek Bottoms,
Duane F. Farris
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September 1990, Volume 8 No. 5

Articles
A Look at Lopseed,
John W. Thieret
Wetlands In the 1990 Farm Bill
Ohio Endangered Plant List: 1990 Version,
Patricia Jones
Sugar Maples,
Gordon Mitchell
Something About 'Native' to Note,
Dr. Ed Clebsch
Is the Dogwood Next?,
J. Arthur Herrick
Preserving and Cherishing the Earth
Guyandotte Beauty, Synandra,
Robert Lloyd and Phillip Cantino
Clammy Ground Cherry, Physalis heterophylla,
Sheldon Cohen
Eastern White Pine,
Jean Andrews and Robert Lloyd
Book Review
Identification of Plants with Fleshy Fruits,
Eugene C. Ogden and Richard S. Mitchell
Book Review by Paul Solyn
Medicinal and Other Uses of North American Plants: A Historical Survey with Special Reference to the Eastern Indian Tribes, Charlotte Erichsen-Brown
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September 1991, Volune 9 No. 5

Articles
Up to My Knees, but in What?,
Perry Peskin
Exotic Pests of American Forests,
Matthew Fogelson and Faith T. Campbell
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November 1990, Volume 8 No. 6

Articles
Bright Stems of Winter,
Claire Sawyers
Long Live the Lichens,
Dr. Howard Crum
Sumac Jello,
Edelene Wood
The Tree Kinds of Eastern Sumac,
Edelene Wood
How to Prepare the Berries,
Edelene Wood
Wild Bleeding Heart,
Jan Midgley
The Last Tme I Saw Squirrel Tail,
Teri Dunn
Book Review by Paul Solyn
Adventures of a 'Wild' Plants Womean: In Pursuit of Native Plant Preservation, Norma Phillips
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November 1991, Volume 9 No. 6

Articles
Botanizing at Cheesequake or
How I Spent My Summer Non-Vacation
,
Jim Burns
Northern Carnivorous Plants
Little Shops of Horror
,
Tom Sampliner
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    1992   //   1993   //   top index
On the Fringe 1992 On the Fringe 1993

1992 Quarter 1, Volume 10 No. 1

Articles
  Wildflowers in the Public Eye III,
Dorothy V. Carney
  A Winter Walk Through a Bog,
Tom Sampliner
  Orchid Paradise: Ontario's Bruce Penninsula,
Tom Sampliner
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1993 Quarter 1, Volume 11 No. 1

Book Review by
Rachel Grace Wilder (9 yrs old)

  A Child's Book of Wildflowers,
M.A. Kelly and Joyce Powzyk
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1992 Quarter 2, Volume 10 No. 2

Articles
  W ilderness State Park or just south of The Biggest of the "Big Macs",
Tom Sampliner
  Grass Bay, Michigan: A Nature Conservancy Property,
  Tom Sampliner
  Ohio's Rare Plants: A Native Plant Society Project,
  Drew Rolik
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1993 Quarter 2, Volume 11 No. 2

Articles
  North Chagrin's Lower Castle Trail,
  Tom Sampliner
  The Trick With Botrychiums,
Tom Sampliner
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1992 Quarter 3, Volume 10 No. 3

Articles
  Disappearing Mushrooms: Another Mass Extinction?,
Jeremy Cherfas
  Butterfly Weed,
Catherine Tucker
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1993 Quarters 3 & 4, Volume 11 No. 3

Articles
  Pymatuning Creek Fen,
Tom Sampliner
  Let's Talk About the Ladies -- Tresses That Is,
Tom Sampliner
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1992 Quarter 4, Volume 10 No. 4

Articles
  Lew Campbell Prairie,
Tom Sampliner
  Epipactus Helleborine: Weed and Yet an Orchid,
Tom Sampliner
  Northern Michigan & Upper Penninsula (One Year Later on Two Trips One Week Apart),
Tom Sampliner
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    1994   //   1995   //   top index
On the Fringe 1994 On the Fringe 1995

1994 Quarter 1, Volume 12 No. 1

Articles
  Thompson Ledges,
Tom Sampliner
  A Mother's Day Weekend to Remember Or a Weekend Mostly in the Car,
Tom Sampliner
Book Review
 The Biophilla Hypothesis,
Stephen R. Kellert and Edward O. Wilson
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1995 Quarter 1, Volume 13 No. 1

Articles
  Forever Forays By that Funguy,
Tom Sampliner
  The Herbaria of Northeastern Ohio,
  Brian D. Gilbert
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1994 Quarter 2, Volume 12 No. 2

Articles
  A Walk By Rootbeer Colored Water,
Tom Sampliner
  Caution: Pollinators at Work,
  Tom Sampliner
  Orchid Nomenclature or "Yer Still Yella",
  Tom Sampliner
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1995 Quarter 2, Volume 13 No. 2

Articles
  Herbarium Omissions
  All Tressed Up, But No PLace to Go or
Local Ladystress Orchids
,
Tom A. Sampliner
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1994 Quarter 3, Volume 12 No. 3

Articles
  The Herbarium: What It's All About,
Delores T. Lad
  Newfoundland: In the Steps of Fernald,
Tom Sampliner
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1995 Quarter 3, Volume 13 No. 3

Articles
  Poland Woods,
Tom Sampliner
  Chamberlain Woods,
Tom Sampliner
  The Strange Case of Epipactus
Tom Sampliner
  National Native Plant Coalition
Brian Gilbert
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1995 Quarter 4, Volume 13 No. 4

Articles
  Ohio's Pest Plants,
Brian D. Gilbert
  A Wildflower Propagation Workshop,
Tom Sampliner
  TulipTree, Liriodendron tulipifera,
Robert Leverett
  Native Plants on the Internet,
  Brian D. Gilbert
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    1996   //   1997   //   top index
On the Fringe 1996 On the Fringe 1997

1996 Quarter 1, Volume 14 No. 1

Articles
  A Tale or Two About Tepularia and
a Favorite Site
,
Tom Sampliner
  Bottle Gentians -- Part I of II,
Dr. James Pringle
Book Review by Tom Sampliner
A Guide to Wildflowers in Winter,
Carol Levine and Illustrations by Dick Rauk
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1997 Quarter 1, Volume 15 No. 1

Articles
  An Abbreviated Natural History of Kent and
Triangle Lake Bog State Nature Preserve
,
Tom Sampliner
  Native Gardens for the Prairie States,
  Sally and Andy Wasowski
Book Review by Tom Sampliner
Wild Ohio, Art Weber
Book Review by Brian D. Gilbert
Seed Germination Theory and Practice,
Norman C. Deno
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1996 Quarter 2, Volume 14 No. 2

Articles
  Bottle Gentians Part II of II,
Dr. James S. Pringle
  Messin' With Mints -- Part I of II,
  Tom Sampliner
Book Review by Tom Sampliner
  Orchids of Indiana, Michael A. Homoya
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1997 Quarter 2, Volume 15 No. 2

Articles
  Nate's Wet Day at South Chagrin Reservation,
  Tom Sampliner
  True Stories About Ants -- So Don't Holler Uncle,
Tom Sampliner
  Conneaut Creek -- The Day
With as Much Water Outside as Inside the Creek

Tom Sampliner
  Beware of Deer,
Tom Sampliner
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1996 Quarter 3, Volume 14 No. 3

Articles
  Messin' With Mints -- Part II of II,
Tom Sampliner
  The Fisherman & The Gator,
Tom Sampliner
  A Walk Up Little Mountain
(most came down again)
,
Tom Sampliner
  Gardening Those Waste Areas -- Part I of II,
Tom Sampliner
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1997 Quarter 3, Volume 15 No. 3

Articles
  Platanthera leucophaea, The Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid
Pickeral Creek State Wildlife Area
,
Tom Sampliner
  Pickeral Creek,
Tom Sampliner
  Paddling at Punderson or Up a Creek but With a Paddle,
Tom Sampliner
Book Review by Tom Sampliner
  Leaves, the formation, characteristics
and uses of hundreds of leaves found in all parts of the world
, Ghillean Tolmis Prance
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1996 Quarter 4, Volume 14 No. 4

Articles
  Gardening Those Waste Areas -- Part II of II,
Tom Sampliner
  Grand Sable Falls & Dunes -- A Favorite Place,
Tom Sampliner
  On the Ethics of Observing,
Tom Sampliner
  New Publications From The Center for Plant Conservation,
Stephen G. Biever
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1997 Quarter 4, Volume 15 No. 4

Articles
  Trifling With Triphora and Silly Other Ciliaris,
Tom Sampliner
  Blossoms On the Brink,
Judy Bradt-Barnhart
  Migratory Game Bird Hunting in the State of Ohio
Tom Sampliner
Book Review by Tom Sampliner
  The Sex Life of Flowers,
Bastiaan Meeuse and Sean Morris
Book Review by Tom Sampliner
  A Guide to the Orchids of Bruce and Grey Counties, Ontario, Bruce-Grey Plant Committee of the Owen Sound Field Naturalists
Book Reviews by Brian D. Gilbert
  Trilliums, Fred & Roberta Case
  American Treasures: Trilliums in Woodland & Garden, Don Jacobs
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    1998   //   1999   //   top index
On the Fringe 1998 On the Fringe 1999

1998 Quarter 1, Volume 16 No. 1

Articles
  Photographers Beware,
Tom Sampliner
  Native Orchid Propagation:
You're In a Heap of Trouble Boy
,
Tom Sampliner
  Looking for Wildflowers on the Internet,
Diane Lucas
  Cleveland's Degrading Plants,
Brian D. Gilbert
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1999 Quarter 1, Volume 17 No. 1

Articles
  Story Before the Story,
Tom Sampliner
  Stranger In a Pond,
  Tom Sampliner
  Research Shows Water Lilies Are Water Purifiers,
American Friends of the Hebrew University
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1998 Quarter 2, Volume 16 No. 2

Articles
  Wearin O the Green --
the first flower after St. Patties
,
Tom Sampliner
  P.S. to Wearin O the Green,
  Tom Sampliner
  Ohio's Relict Prairies in The Darby Plains,
  Tom Sampliner
  White Pine Bog Forest,
  Tom Sampliner
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1999 Quarter 2, Volume 17 No. 2

Articles
  5 Vigorous Vines for Containers,
  Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  Lilies,
Tom Sampliner
  Keying Out a Red Mitsubishi or
the Trials, Travils, Tears of an Orchid Hunter
,
Tom Sampliner
Book Review by Tom Sampliner
  The Private Life of Plants, Sir David Attenborough
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1998 Quarter 3, Volume 16 No. 3

Articles
  Kelley's Island: Anywhere Near Gilligan's,
Tom Sampliner
  A Prairie for Your Home Companion,
Tom Sampliner
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1999 Quarter 3, Volume 17 No. 3

Articles
  Those Ladies of Kentucky: Slipper Types That Is,
Tom Sampliner
  Sandusky Bay Wetlands, Erie County,
Jean Roche
Book Review by Tom Sampliner
  Starting From Seed, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
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1998 Quarter 4, Volume 16 No. 4

Articles
  Bill's Last Walk,
Tom Sampliner
  About Our Neighbors: The South,
Jean Roche
  The Urgency of Forest Conservation --
A Summary of a Presentation by Jim Bissell
,
  Brian Gilbert
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1999 Quarter 4, Volume 17 No. 4

Articles
  The Compositae:
Impressive Variation On a Common Theme
,
Dr. George J. Wilder
  Swamp Forest Remnants at Mentor Marsh,
Tom Sampliner
  A Short Flower Stalk In the Deep Dark Forest:
Only the Shadow Knows

Tom Sampliner
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