Arrowhead Named for its obvious arrow-shaped leaves, the Arrowhead is a common
aquatic plant which can be found in marshes and swamps, and along the edges of ponds and
streams. It blooms from July to September.
Black-eyed Susan The Black-eyed Susan grows in cheery clusters about 3 feet tall and can be
found in fields and along roadsides. It blooms from June to October. This beauty
is the State Flower of Maryland.
Blue Flag Iris The Blue Flag Iris grows in swamps and marshes, and along freshwater
shorelines. It blooms from late spring to early summer.
Bunchberry The dainty little Bunchberry grows in mossy woods and cool forests,
usually in large patches. It blooms from May to July.
Butterwort The Butterwort is an insect-eating perennial that grows in fens, bogs, swamps,
and other wetlands along the northwest coast of North America. It blooms from June to July.
Calypso (Fairy Slipper) Orchid The Calypso (or Fairy Slipper) is a delicately-perfumed orchid (apparently quite rare)
which grows mainly in the duff of moist coniferous woods or by cool shady streams. It blooms
from May to July.
Columbine The Columbine (a favourite of hummingbirds) can be found on rocky slopes
and in thin open woodlands. It blooms from April to July. A blue variation is the
State Flower of Colorado.
Common Blue Violet The Common Blue Violet thrives in damp woods and moist meadows. It
blooms early, from March to June. It is the State Flower of New Jersey, Rhode Island,
Illinois, and Wisconsin.
Dutchman's Breeches The Dutchman's Breeches is so named because its rows of white blossoms
resemble little Dutch pantaloons. It blooms from April to May in rich woodlands across
eastern North America.
Evening Primrose The Evening Primrose takes two years to complete its life cycle. Its leaves
form during the first year, and flowering occurs in the second. The Evening Primrose blooms
from June to September, but each flower usually lasts for only a single night!
Fire Pink Despite its name, the Fire Pink is a brilliant red colour. It lives in open woods,
in thickets, and on rocky or sandy slopes. Fire Pink blooms from April to June.
Flame Azalea The Flame Azalea grows in dry open woods and in high
mountain areas. It blooms from May to June.
Grass Pink The Grass Pink (an orchid) grows throughout Appalachia in bogs or meadows
with wet acidic soils. It blooms from June to August.
Great Blue Lobelia The Great Blue Lobelia grows in wet ground and swamps in the eastern
half of North America. It blooms from August to September.
Jack-in-the-Pulpit The Jack-in-the-Pulpit grows in rich leaf-strewn woodlands. It blooms
from April to July and produces a cluster of red berries.
Jewelweed The Jewelweed (a touch-me-not) is so named because of the way dewdrops
hang like jewels from its drooping leaves on humid nights. It grows in wet woods and
meadows, and blooms from June to October.
Lady's Slipper (Various) The Lady's Slipper grows in shady bogs, swamps, and rich woodlands. It
blooms from April to August. The pink variety is the State Flower of Minnesota and New Hampshire
and also the Provincial Flower of Prince Edward Island.
Pacific Dogwood The Pacific Dogwood varies from most dogwoods in that it has five to seven
"petals" (actually bracts) rather than the usual four. It blooms in spring and early summer,
then again in autumn. This dogwood is the Provincial Flower of British Columbia.
Pale Corydalis The odd-looking Pale Corydalis usually grows in rocky outcrops, disturbed
or burned areas, and along roadsides. It blooms from May to September.
Shooting Star The Shooting Star can be found in western North America from coastal
plains to mountain meadows. Each variety has its own shade of red, deep pink, or
magenta. Shooting Stars bloom from April to August.
Showy Orchis The Showy Orchis grows in lush damp woods and around swamp
margins. This fragrant orchid blooms from April to June and produces a rich sugary syrup.
Violet Harebell The Violet Harebell is a perennial herb that grows in clusters in open rocky
areas, meadows, and shores. It blooms from June to September.
Virginia Bluebell The little Virginia Bluebell grows in moist woods and occasionally
in meadows. It blooms from March to June.
Water Lily The Water Lily is a fragrant aquatic plant that floats in ponds and still waters
while anchored to the bottom by long stems. It blooms in the mornings from June to September.
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White Trillium The White Trillium grows in rich woods and thickets, producing a large red
seed pod by summer. Blooming from April to June, it is the Provincial Flower of Ontario. And it
looks spectacular in glass!