Category Archives: Native Plants

Native Blooms for the Summer Garden

Join Extension Master Gardener Elaine Mills as she describes the characteristics and attributes of 35 native perennials, woody plants, and grasses that bloom during the summer months. Continue reading

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GROUND COVER: Podophyllum peltatum (Mayapple)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This native ground cover spreads to carpet the floor of mixed deciduous forests from Canada to Florida. Its showy white flowers emerge from two- leaved plants in early spring, but can be hidden by the umbrella-like leaves. Its edible fruit, the mayapple, can be used for preserves and jellies. Continue reading

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Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip-Poplar, Tuliptree)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Common throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region, Tuliptree is aptly named from the shape of its flowers and leaves to the samara whorls persisting like wooden tulips until spring. It is an excellent shade or … Continue reading

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Three Native Ground Covers for Shade

Homeowners might wish to introduce these three attractive and reliable groundcovers in the shady sections of their own yards.
✼ Marginal Wood Fern (Dryopteris marginalis)
✼ Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia)
✼ Allegheny Spurge (Pachysandra procumbens) Continue reading

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