Bluets bloom for 2 or 3 weeks in the spring. Its plant helps filter water runoff. It makes a small contribution to stabilizing soil. They can be planted in meadows. It grows especially well among grasses and a good choice for rock gardens, lawn replacement and on the edge of a path.

Sharp-lobed Hepatica

Hepaticas are among the first flowers to bloom in the spring.  The flowers close at night time and cloudy days when pollinators are not likely to be flying. They are delicately attractive and have a tendency to blow about on their slender stems in the wind.


Excellent ground cover for shady areas auch as woodland gardens, rock gardens, foundations or native plant areas. Plants are an interesting complement to other acid-loving shrubs such as azaleas, rhododendrons, kalmias and blueberries.

Dog Violet

Dog Violet (Viola conspersa) is common in fields and pastures. The plants may be only 2–4 cm tall in spring but become taller later in summer. Leaves are hairless. The basal leaves are round or kidney-shaped with rounded tips and fine rounded marginal teeth; the stem leaves are more heart-shaped and are 2–4 cm long…

Sweet White Violet

Viola blanda, commonly known as sweet white violet, is a stoloniferous, stemless, low-growing perennial (1-5″ high) which features basal, heart-shaped leaves and fragrant, white flowers with strongly-reflexed upper petals and a purple-veined lower petal. Sweet White Violets are perennial wildflowers native to the eastern United States and Canada. In the wild, they spread to form…

Trout Lily

The mottled leaves of the Trout Lily are said to resemble the markings on trout. In most populations, non-flowering individuals outnumber the flowering ones. The Cherokee crushed the warmed leaves and poured the juice over wounds that would not heal. These are extremely photogenic plants that dapple the early spring woods with their beautiful yellow….


Starflower is a forest understory plant growing in damp, shaded soils, occasionally on the edges of rivers and ponds. It spreads using well-developed rhizomes and regrows in spring from overwintering tubers. Seeds are produced but are not as important for reproduction. Starflower tolerates a wide range of light and moisture regimes. It grows well in…


Mitchella repens, commonly called partridge berry (also partridgeberry), is an herbaceous, woodland, mat-forming, evergreen perennial. An evergreen ground cover that displays interesting foliage, flowers and fruit. Plant in woodland/shade gardens, under trees and in part shade areas of border fronts and rock gardens. Also effective around small ponds. Many gardeners believe this ground cover is…

Canada Mayflower

Canada-mayflower can form large patches in a large variety of habitats, but usually found in abundance in boreal coniferous forests. They are abundant on the forest floor and are tightly coiled when they emerge. Its leaves are some of the earliest to appear in the spring. The white flowers bloom in spring, followed by the…

Twin Flower

Twinflower (Linnaea borealis) is a plant found throughout the northern hemisphere in circumboreal habitats. Twinflower occurs across the northern hemisphere from Siberia to Sweden and across North America. Borealis means “northern”. In Canada, Linnaea borealis longiflora is considered of conservation significance in the Yukon Territory, along the eastern edge of its range.

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