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Wildflowers of the Eastern Woodlands

Deciduous forests cover much of the eastern United States, gradually giving way to coniferous forests farther north and grasslands to the west. Dominated by deciduous trees, eastern forests typically have several vertical layers of vegetation, including a dense, upper canopy of mature trees; a subcanopy of smaller or immature trees; and an understory of shrubs and low-growing herbaceous plants. Many woodland wildflowers, called spring ephemerals, bloom before the trees have leafed out; other species, which can tolerate partial or complete shade, flower later. The species in this collection comprise some of the most common spring wildflowers in eastern deciduous forests.

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Cypripedium parviflorumLesser yellow lady's slipper
Yellow lady's-slipper orchid
Cypripedium reginaeShowy lady's slipper
Dicentra cucullariaDutchman's breeches
Erythronium americanumYellow trout-lily
American trout-lily
Dogtooth violet
Eastern trout-lily
Geranium maculatumSpotted geranium
Wild geranium
Cranesbill
Hepatica nobilis var. obtusaRoundlobe hepatica
Round-lobed hepatica
Liverleaf
Linnaea borealisTwinflower
American twinflower
Maianthemum canadenseCanada mayflower
False lily-of-the-valley
Maianthemum racemosumFeathery false lily of the valley
False Solomon's seal
Feathery false Solomon's seal
False spikenard
Solomon's plume
Smilacina
Polygala paucifoliaGaywings
Fringed Polygala
Flowering wintergreen
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