Woodland Flowers & Ferns Native to North America

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Attractive flowering trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals & ferns (flora) native to woodlands in North America. As much detail as possible is in the description of each plant.

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Aster cordifolius Heart Leaved Aster Sun:	Partial,Shade Soil:	Sand,Loam,Clay Moisture:	Dry,Medium Height:	2'-3' Bloom: blue Aug-Sep Bright blue flowers of the Heart Leaved Aster (Aster cordifolius) are borne above distinctive heart-shaped leaves in late summer. Plant with spring blooming flowers to provide extended color and interest in the woodland well into autumn. Creeps slowly by rootstocks to form a nice patch. Hardy to Zones 3 - 8.

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Asarum canadense Wild Ginger Plant Partial sun-Shade  Dry-moist  Bloom: Red May-Jun  Soft green leaves creep to cover woodland slopes, rocky soils, and any shady area. Once established, Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense) fends off Garlic Mustard, Buckthorn, and other invasives. Wild Ginger keeps its foliage throughout the season and does not go dormant, so it is a good species to plant among the spring ephemerals. Unpalatable to mammals, it is host for Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly

Asarum canadense Wild Ginger Plant Partial sun-Shade Dry-moist Bloom: Red May-Jun Soft green leaves creep to cover woodland slopes, rocky soils, and any shady area. Once established, Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense) fends off Garlic Mustard, Buckthorn, and other invasives. Wild Ginger keeps its foliage throughout the season and does not go dormant, so it is a good species to plant among the spring ephemerals. Unpalatable to mammals, it is host for Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly

Trillium grandiflorum Large Flowered Trillium  Sun:	Partial,Shade   Soil:	Sand,Loam,Clay   Moisture:	Dry,Medium   Height:	1'-2'   Bloom Time:	May-Jun   Color:	white No woodland garden is complete without this beloved spring wildflower! Large Flower Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) is easy to grow and returns year after year. It can spread slowly by seed if it finds your site to its liking. Limited availability, so please order early. Hardy to Zones 3 - 7.

Carex sprengelii Long Beaked Sedge  Sun:	Full,Partial,Shade  Moisture:	Dry,Medium,Moist   Height:	2'-4'  One of the showiest and most important sedges of upland and moist woodlands in the Upper Midwest and New England. Numerous pendulant seedheads rise on long stems from the greenish-yellow clumps. Non-rhizomatous, well behaved. Although naturally occurring in woodlands, it thrives in rich soil in full sun, where the foliage will often take on an attractive chartreuse color.

Vaccinium angustifolium Lowbush Blueberry  Sun:	Full,Partial   Soil:	Sand,Loam   Moisture:	Dry,Medium,Moist   Height:	1'-2'   Bloom: White May  White blooms arrive in May, followed in mid-summer by dark blue berries relished by birds and humans alike. Low in stature with a tolerance for a range of soils. Lowbush Blueberry has glossy foliage that turns from dark blue-green in summer to an attractive maroon-purple in autumn. Zones 2 - 4.

Astilbe biternata (Vent.) Britt.  False goatsbeard  Saxifragaceae  This is a 2-6 ft. perennial with huge, white, feathery flower clusters and large, showy, fern-like leaves. Small, white or yellowish flowers in elongated clusters branching off a hairy stalk.    Astilbes are bio-accumulators of Phosphorous, Calcium, Sulphur, Magnesium & Iron

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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center focused on protecting and preserving North America's native plants through native plant lists and image galleries, conservation, education, natural landscapes, seed collection - Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) Project, preserving and restoring native communities, spreading awareness on invasive species and gardening to attract wildlife. We deliver useful information, latest low impact development trends and techniques, useful gardening tips, innovative…

Geranium maculatum Wild Geranium  Sun:	Full,Partial,Shade   Soil:	Sand,Loam   Moisture:	Dry,Medium   Height:	1'-2'   Bloom Time:	May-Jun   Color:	lavender   Wild Geranium's lovely lavender blooms are a spring favorite! Unlike most other spring bloomers, Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) retains its attractive foliage all season long. Long-lived, it expands slowly to form a nice clump. Prefers shade, but will grow in full sun in a rich, slightly damp soil. Hardy to Zones 3 - 8.

Geranium maculatum Wild Geranium Sun: Full,Partial,Shade Soil: Sand,Loam Moisture: Dry,Medium Height: 1'-2' Bloom Time: May-Jun Color: lavender Wild Geranium's lovely lavender blooms are a spring favorite! Unlike most other spring bloomers, Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) retains its attractive foliage all season long. Long-lived, it expands slowly to form a nice clump. Prefers shade, but will grow in full sun in a rich, slightly damp soil. Hardy to Zones 3 - 8.

Pteridium aquilinum Bracken fern  Dennstaedtiaceae (Bracken Indies-Almond Family)  A very aggressive fern of worldwide distribution for dry woodlands. The only fern for most dry shade situations. Ideal for dry Post Oak (Quercus stellata) forests and pine forests. The tripartite, furry, silvery fiddleheads emerge in early spring. The roots extend deep in search of moisture, as far as 10 feet deep in some locations.    Accumulator of Phosphorous, Potassium, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Cobals…

The University of Texas at Austin

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center focused on protecting and preserving North America's native plants through native plant lists and image galleries, conservation, education, natural landscapes, seed collection - Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) Project, preserving and restoring native communities, spreading awareness on invasive species and gardening to attract wildlife. We deliver useful information, latest low impact development trends and techniques, useful gardening tips, innovative…