Spring is when the native wildflowers in the woods really show off. I love this time of year, when I can go out to look for all my favorites in natural areas.
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis, Zones 3–8) is so pretty. I just wish the flowers lasted longer!
Closer look at the bloodroot flowers
Hepatica (Hepatica acutiloba, Zones 3–8) is such an early bloomer. It is fun to look at big groups in the woods and see all the different colors. Some I see are white, others are blue, and there are lots of lavenders in between. I love all of them!
This hepatica is so pretty—such a rich color.
I think this is Cardamine douglassii (Zones 3–8). The pink flowers are so delicate, and they smell good too. I always see so many pollinators visiting the flowers in the spring.
I can’t get enough of Cardamine douglassii. There are so many blooms, it makes the woods look like a flower garden.
Dutchman’s britches (Dicentra cucullaria, Zones 3–7) is a favorite. I like the flowers, of course, and the foliage is pretty too. It almost looks like fern fronds. After it flowers, it will go completely dormant and disappear.
Usually when I see trout lily (Erythronium americanum, Zones 3–9) I just see a lot of leaves, but not many flowers. But not this clump! It is blooming so much.
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Very nice ! My walk in the woods will take place soon , here in central New York . I already have a shade garden populated by wild plants and HOPEFULLY , I'll find some additions to bring home . Pictures are forthcoming ... Nice finds !
Wow you have some great woodland native photos! I love Bloodroot- especially the leaves! And oh your Hepatica flower photos are so pretty!
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