North Carolina hosts a neat Web site called Roadside Wildflowers that describes 75 half-wild flowers often seen along roadsides, complete with color photos, seeding rates, bloom times, and other useful information. This link will take you to the list by common name, but you can switch to a botanical name list if you prefer.
Cider House Rules
What is it that makes fresh apple cider so delicious? The secret is in the mix. Area apple farmers usually make cider from blemished or misshapen apples, and the best cider comes from a mix of apple varieties. This is also why you can expect subtle flavor changes as the season progresses, especially if you drink the stuff daily while it's in season the way I do.