Bergenias have spring flowers and evergreen leaves that turn color during the winter.
When mayapples start to poke above the soil in early spring, they look like green mushrooms.
With the striking shape and rich color of its flower, red trillium makes a dramatic addition to the woodland garden.
Yellow trout lily (Erythronium americanum) is a spring ephemeral, one of those wildflowers …
After a long winter, it’s nice to see any plant emerging from the ground, even if it’s a little smelly. Eastern skunk cabbage is one of the earliest native wildflowers to emerge and bloom in the late winter or very early spring.
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A terrestrial orchid native to wetlands in eastern North America that waits until September or October to burst into bloom.
A clump-forming grass that looks great in rock gardens or borders. The bluish foliage can be used as a background for spring bulbs, and is also good in the fall garden, where the mature flower plumes add a touch of gold.
The light green, grasslike leaves of palm sedge radiate from the top of 2-foot-tall stems, creating the impression of a tiny palm tree.
A tough, long-blooming perennial that thrives in heat, tolerates both dry and moist sites, and attracts wildlife.