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.
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!
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.
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