Today’s photo, wrapping up this week’s groundcover theme, is from Veronica Guyre in Lyme, New Hamphire. She says, “This stand of bunchberry (Cornus canadensis, USDA Hardiness Zones 2-7) is in an area on my property that is an acidic, wet seep where mostly hemlocks are growing. Over the years, I have root-divided it, but it has been mostly spread by nature. There are also a few corn lilies (Clintonia borealis, Zones 2-7) and what I believe are some lady ferns (Athyrium filix-femina, Zones 4-9) that showed up on their own a few years ago.” Thanks, Veronica, for sharing this gorgeous photo! Bunchberry, also known as creeping dogwood, is a North American native that grows up to six inches tall and spreads indefinitely. Its white flowers/bracts appear in late spring or early summer and are followed by attractive red berries.
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