Dutchman’s Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)

  Scientific Name: Dicentra cucullaria Common Name: Dutchman’s breeches Description of facts and concepts: Looks like tiny laundry on a line. A true spring ephemeral, it will fade away by mid-summer Seed or division information: Seeds and divisions from the rhizome Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): April W4 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden…

Dwarf Crested Iris (Iris cristata)

  Scientific Name: Iris cristata Common Name: Dwarf crested iris Description of facts and concepts: A low growing, rapidly spreading plant that features lilac and lavender flowers during April. Seeds are unreliable because of poor set, but should be sown fresh. Much easier is to lift the rhizomes (roots) and divide them into pieces in…

Dwarf Ginseng (Panax trifolius)

Scientific Name: Panax trifolius Common Name: Dwarf ginseng Description of facts and concepts: The medicinal properties belong to P. quinqufolia Seed or division information: Seeds. The small roots are wary of being moved. Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): April W1 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of Flower: White Height: 6″ Spread: 12″…

Fernleaf Phacelia (Phacelia bipinnatafida)

Scientific Name: Phacelia bipinnatafida Common Name: Fernleaf Phacelia Description of facts and concepts: This biennial blooms with blue phlox and looks very similar, but it has its own charm. Seed or division information: Seeds readily Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): April W4 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of Flower: Lavender Height: 12″…

Fire Pink (Silene virginica)

Scientific Name: Silene virginica Common Name: Fire Pink Description of facts and concepts: A wildflower with 5 distinct notched red petals. Growing 20” tall, this plant blooms during early summer. Seed or division information: Seeds Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): June W1 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of Flower: Red Height: 1-2′…

Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia)

AR & VR 3D Plant Model Scientific Name: Tiarella cordifolia Common Name: Foamflower Description of facts and concepts: A rapidly spreading clump-forming plant that has glossy heart-shaped leaves with 3-5 lobes. The tiny white flowers have a foamy texture. This lovely native groundcover should be used before ivy, vinca or the Japanese pachysandra, since it…

Golden Ragwort (Packera (Senecio) aureus)

Scientific Name: Packera aureus Common Name: Golden Ragwort Description of facts and concepts: The earliest composite (daisy) to bloom in spring, with bright yellow flowers. Seed or division information: Easy from seed Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): May W4 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of Flower: Yellow Height: 16″ Spread: 16″ Family:…

Great Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum canaliculatum )

AR & VR 3D Plant Model   Scientific Name: Polygonatum canaliculatum Common Name: Great Solomon’s Seal Description of facts and concepts: This elegant and statuesque plant grows from a root which is said to resemble the seal of the Hebrew King Solomon. The small flowers dangle from leaf axels and produce attractive blue berries in…

Great Twayblade (Liparis liliifolia)

Scientific Name: Liparis liliifolia Common Name: Great Twayblade Description of facts and concepts: A member of the Orchid family and bears 5-30 drooping flowers on an erect stem. Each flower has three pale purple petals and three green sepals. Twayblade does not set much seed, and what pollinates it is largely unknown. Huge colonies exist,…

Green And Gold (Chrysogonum virginianum)

Scientific Name: Chrysogonum virginianum Common Name: Green And Gold Description of facts and concepts: A splendid golden groundcover with attractive hairy leaves. Seed or division information: Division of the lax stems Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): May W3 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of Flower: Yellow Height: 6″ Spread: 24″ Family: Aster…

Halberd-Leaved Violet (Viola hastata)

AR & VR 3D Plant Model   Scientific Name: Viola hastata Common Name: Halberd-leaved violet Description of facts and concepts: Silvery markings on the arrowhead shaped leaves bring light to woodland banks. Seed or division information: Seeds Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): April W1 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of Flower: Yellow…

Hepatica (Amemone americana)

Scientific Name: Amemone americana Common Name: Hepatica Description of facts and concepts: Also known as  liverleaf, it is named for its 3-lobed leaves which resemble the lobes of a liver. Its blue or white flowers bloom in the early spring. Seed or division information: Seeds or divisions Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): March…

Indian Pink (Spigelia marylandica)

Scientific Name: Spigelia marylandica Common Name: Indian Pink Description of facts and concepts: Upfacing bright red tube flowers with contrasting yellow centers. A gorgeous hummingbird favorite. Seed or division information: Seeds, or divide whole plants in early spring. Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): June W1 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of Flower:…

Intermediate Wood Fern (Dryopteris intermedia)

AR & VR 3D Plant Model   Scientific Name: Dryopteris intermedia Common Name: Intermediate wood fern Description of facts and concepts: This is a lacy evergreen wood fern commonly found near oaks. Seed or division information: Spores or divisions of the rhizome Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): May W4 Garden Name: Shady Woodland…

Jack in the Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

AR & VR 3D Plant Model Scientific Name: Arisaema triphyllum Common Name: Jack in the Pulpit Description of facts and concepts: Has one to two large, glossy leaves, divided into three leaflets. The flower of this plant occurs on a separate stalk as large, cylindrical, hooded green and brown striped flower. All parts of this…

Jack In The Pulpit (Arisaema pusillum)

Scientific Name: Arisaema pusillum Common Name: Jack In the Pulpit Description of facts and concepts: A distinct species found in wetter places than A. Triphyllum. Seed or division information: Seeds, collected in fall and soaked. Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): April W2 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of Flower: Green Height: 16″…

Jack In The Pulpit (Arisaema stewardsonii)

Scientific Name: Arisaema stewardsonii Common Name: Jack In The Pulpit 2 Description of facts and concepts: A smaller species found in moist places. Powdermill has all three species growing on the Black Birch Trail. Seed or division information: Seeds Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): April W4 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of…

Jacob’s Ladder (Polemonium reptans)

  Scientific Name: Polemonium reptans Common Name: Jacob’s ladder Description of facts and concepts: Handsome blue flowers in spring Seed or division information: Division of the lax stems Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): April W2 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of Flower: Blue Height: 12″ Spread: 6-12″ Family: Phlox Soil Type: Base…