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GROUND COVER: Opuntia humifusa (Eastern Prickly Pear)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus (formerly O. compressa) is unique. Its natural habitat is in scattered pockets from Ontario, Canada, to Florida and Louisiana, rather than the Southwest. Though infrequent throughout Virginia,* it is native to Fairfax … Continue reading

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GROUND COVER: Tiarella cordifolia (Foamflower)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Moist woods and stream banks are home to this charming wildflower that is less common to absent in the eastern portions of the Mid-Atlantic Region and is indigenous in NoVA only in Fairfax County. It … Continue reading

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GROUND COVER: Asarum canadense (Wild Ginger) – flowers Apr-May

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Native to rich, deciduous forests in the eastern half of North America, Wild Ginger is common in much of the Mid-Atlantic Region* although infrequent-to-rare in the Coastal Plain. It naturalizes to create a lush … Continue reading

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