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PERENNIAL: Uvularia grandiflora (Large-Flowered Bellwort)

When planted en masse, the graceful, nodding flowers of Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort) create a lovely visage when they peek from under foliage, which also is attractive, especially to white-tailed deer. Even if deer are not a bother, foliage may disappear as temperatures heat up. Depending on where it grows, this native perennial may act like an ephemeral and enter early dormancy. Continue reading

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TREE: Amelanchier arborea (Downy Serviceberry)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Common in woodlands throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region, this native provides seasonal interest from early spring blossoms through vivid fall color. Edible fruit is ready for picking early summer, but there will be fierce competition with the 58 wildlife and 35 bird species that use this tree.
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FERN: Athyrium asplenioides (Lady Fern)

The beautiful Lady Fern – with lovely feathery fronds – is this week’s Tried and True Native Plant Selection for the Mid-Atlantic. Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Mertensia virginica (Virginia Bluebell, Virginia Cowslip )

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Spring has finally sprung when the pink buds of Mertensia virginica show themselves in late winter and early spring, evolving from being coiled up like a scorpion’s tail to opening to deep pink or blue … Continue reading

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FERN: Adiantum pedatum (Northern Maidenhair Fern)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Northern Maidenhair Fern is an elegant ornamental plant with striking
black stalks that will not go unnoticed in a shaded border or garden. This
native of moist woods in much of the eastern half of North America* has a
singular growth habit with its fronds held horizontally in the shape of a fan.
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SHRUB: Lindera benzoin (Spicebush, Northern Spicebush)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This ornamental shrub, which is common throughout most of the Mid-Atlantic Region, produces small, fragrant yellow flowers that cluster at the nodes of bare stems before leaves appear in early spring. The Virginia Native Plant Society named Spicebush as Wildflower of the Year in 2006. Continue reading

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