Large Flowered Bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

AR & VR 3D Plant Model Scientific Name: Uvularia grandiflora Common Name: Large Flowered Bellwort Description of facts and concepts: The hanging bells make the plant appear to droop, but the leaves are attractive for the whole growing season. Occurs in rich woodlands with yellow flowers blooming in  April. This drooping plant is named for…

Little Sweet Betsy (Trillium cuneatum)

Scientific Name: Trillium cuneatum Common Name: Little sweet Betsy Description of facts and concepts: Mottled leaves surround a banana-scented flower Seed or division information: Seeds, divisions in spring or fall Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): March W4 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of Flower: Red or yellow Height: 16″ Spread: 12″ Family:…

Long Spurred Violet (Viola rostrata)

  Scientific Name: Viola rostrata Common Name: Long spurred violet Description of facts and concepts: The spur is at least as long as the petal blades. Seed or division information: Seeds Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): April W4 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of Flower: Purple Height: 8″ Spread: 6″ Family: Violet…

May Apple (Podophyllum peltatum)

  AR & VR 3D Plant Model   Scientific Name: Podophyllum peltatum Common Name: May Apple Description of facts and concepts: Has one to two umbrella shaped leaves. Plants with two leaves flower and produce fleshy white flowers and fruit. Native Americans used may apple to treat internal parasite infections, vomiting, and constipation. Seed or…

Merrybells (Uvularia sessilifolia)

Scientific Name: Uvularia sessilifolia Common Name: Merrybells Description of facts and concepts: A small hanging bell distinguishes this bellwort from the greater one. Seed or division information: Seeds should be sown immediately on ripening; do not allow to dry out. The roots may also be divided in fall. Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week):…

Nodding Wakerobin (Trillium flexipes)

Scientific Name: Trillium flexipes Common Name: Nodding wake robin Description of facts and concepts: A southern species of Trillium with bent stems Seed or division information: Seeds or division of bulb Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): April W4 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of Flower: White Height: 16″ Spread: 12″ Family: Melanthianceae…

Nodding Wild Onion (Allium cernuum)

Scientific Name: Allium cernuum Common Name: Nodding wild onion Description of facts and concepts: Bears pink to purple flowers nodding at the top of a leafless stalk. Bruising any part of the plant produces an onion-like smell. Like all onions, this plant is edible. There are good selected dark pink forms, but the wild species…

Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium)

Scientific Name: Chasmanthium latifolium Common Name: Northern Sea Oats Description of facts and concepts: A common ornamental grass  that grows 2-5’ in rich woods and rocky slopes. Seed or division information: Prolific from seeds, easy to divide the fibrous roots Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): July W3 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color…

Ozark Witch Hazel (Hamamelis vernalis)

Scientific Name: Hamamelis vernalis Common Name: Ozark Witch Hazel Description of facts and concepts: One of the earliest blooming deciduous shrubs, with a rich, spicy fragrance like cloves. Seed or division information: Root suckers; difficult from seeds Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): March W1 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of Flower: Red-orange…

Partridge Berry (Mitchella repens)

Scientific Name: Mitchella repens Common Name: Partridge berry Description of facts and concepts: This tiny ground cover has oval evergreen leaves and bright red berries all winter. Seed or division information: Root cuttings in fall at leaf nodes Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): June W4 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of Flower:…

Pennsylvania Sedge (Carex pensylvanica)

Scientific Name: Carex pensylvanica Common Name: Pennsylvania Sedge Description of facts and concepts: Cool season, stoloniferous sedge that is one of the first to green up in spring. Forms a good sod. Seed or division information: Divisions in early spring Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): May W2 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color…

Pink Lady’s Slipper, Moccasin Flower (Cypripedium acaule )

  Scientific Name: Cypripedium acaule Common Name: Pink Lady’s Slipper, Moccasin Flower Description of facts and concepts: Seeds and root divisions, but the pink lady’s slipper interacts with a fungus in the soil from the Rhizoctonia genus. Generally, orchid seeds do not have food supplies inside them as other seeds do. Pink lady’s slipper seeds…

Ramps (Allium tricoccum)

Scientific Name: Allium tricoccum Common Name: Ramps Description of facts and concepts: An edible onion, which has become a culinary trend. Don’t harvest in the wild; grow your own. Seed or division information: Seeds, divisions in spring or fall Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): April W3 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of…

Red Baneberry (Actaea rubra)

Scientific Name: Actaea rubra Common Name: Red Baneberry Description of facts and concepts: A bushy plant with saw-toothed leaves and clusters of white flowers. It produces a poisonous bright red fruit. Traditionally used to treat gynecological disorders, but reportedly had negative side effects. Seed or division information: Seeds or bare root in fall Date of…

Short’s Aster (Aster (Symphiotrichum) shortii)

Scientific Name: Symphiotrichum shortii Common Name: Short’s Aster Description of facts and concepts: One of the most attractive of the woodland asters, with larger flowers Seed or division information: Easy from seeds or divisions Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): August W3 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of Flower: Blue Height: 2-3′ Spread:…

Silver Sedge (Carex platyphylla)

Scientific Name: Carex platyphylla Common Name: Silver Sedge Description of facts and concepts: Clump-forming cool season sedge with wide, powder-blue leaves. Better than hostas as a foliage plant in the woods. Seed or division information: Divisions in early spring Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): May W2 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of…

Silvery Spleenwort (Diplazium thelypteroides)

Scientific Name: Diplazium thelypteroides Common Name: Silvery spleenwort Description of facts and concepts: This shining fern can form colonies from roots Seed or division information: Spores Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): May W2 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of Flower: Green Height: 12″ Spread: 18″ Family: Lady Fern Soil Type: Base to…

Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)

  Scientific Name: Symplocarpus foetidus Common Name: Skunk cabbage Description of facts and concepts: This is the earliest spring “flower” to bloom, attracting flies to its fetid smell. Seed or division information: Seeds or divisions Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): March W2 Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden Color of Flower: Maroon Height: 12″…