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 Club (Orontium aquaticum)

Scientific Name: Orontium aquaticum Common Name: Golden club Description of facts and concepts: This is the only species in the genus, although there are several extinct species described from fossils. The flower stalks are long pointed wands. Seed or division information: Seeds sown as soon as they ripen in early summer Date of flower’s bloom…

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:…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

Leatherflower (Clematis viorna)

  Scientific Name: Clematis viorna Common Name: Leatherflower Description of facts and concepts: This native clematis will twine through shrubs or trees. The bell-shaped flowers attract bees. Seed or division information: Seeds or cuttings Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): May W4 Garden Name: Sunny Garden Color of Flower: Maroon Height: 5′ Spread: 18″…

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:…