Native plants blooming in my garden today

Lonicera sempervirens, Trumpet Honeysuckle, blooming in my urban backyard native plant garden and wildlife habitat this afternoon.
Lonicera sempervirens, Trumpet Honeysuckle
My little urban backyard native plant garden is in its peak Spring bloom:

  • Amsonia tabernaemontana, eastern bluestar
  • Aquilegia canadensis, eastern red columbine
  • Arisaema triphyllum, Jack-in-the-pulpit
  • Asarum canadense, wild ginger
  • Chrysogonum virginianum, green-and-gold 
  • Cornus stolonifera ‘Cardinal’
  • Dicentra eximia, fringed bleeding heart
  • Fragaria virginiana, Virginia strawberry 
  • Geranium maculatum, spotted geranium (just starting)
  • Iris cristata, dwarf crested iris
  • Lonicera sempervirens, trumpet honeysuckle
  • Phlox stolonifera, creeping phlox
  • Photinia pyrifolia (Aronia), red shokeberry (just finishing)
  • Podophyllum peltatum, mayapple
  • Polygonatum biflorum, Solomon’s seal
  • Sedum ternatum, woodland stonecrop
  • Tiarella cordifolia, foamflower
  • Trillium (various)
  • Vaccinium angustifolium, lowbush blueberry
  • Vaccinium corymbosum, highbush blueberry
  • Viola sororia, dooryard violet, common blue violet
  • Viola striata, striped cream violet
  • Zizea aurea, golden alexander

Phlox stolonifera, Creeping Phlox. These appear blue on-screen, not at all like the purple they carry in the garden.
Phlox stolonifera, Creeping Phlox

Fragaria virginiana, Virginia Strawberry
Fragaria virginiana, Virginia Strawberry

Zizia aurea, Golden Alexander
Zizia aurea, Golden Alexander

Aquilegia canadensis, Eastern Red Columbine
Aquilegia canadensis, Eastern Red Columbine

Vaccinium corymbosum, Highbush Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum, Highbush Blueberry

Chrysogonum virginianum, Green-and-Gold
Chrysogonum virginianum, Green-and-Gold

Amsonia tabernaemontana, Eastern Bluestar
Amsonia tabernaemontana, Eastern Bluestar

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6 thoughts on “Native plants blooming in my garden today

  1. Great photos! What an amazing list of native plants you have growing…looking good Love those red columbines.

  2. It all looks wonderful! I am attempting a native plants meadow for the first time this year…. In Idaho. It is a bit different… I am a painter and can hardly wait to have my own meadow of wild flowers! Thank you for a bit of inspiration!

  3. You are just a little bit ahead of us here in Chicago. Normally we would be further behind but we had a ridiculously warm March.

    Great pictures!

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