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Peirce’s Woods, Longwood Gardens

This seven-acre area has been developed as an "art form" garden that brings together the most ornamental characteristics of the eastern deciduous forest. Under the high branches of oak, ash, maple and tulip trees, sweeps of native shrubs and native ground cover plantings carpet the woodland floor, punctuated by flowering understory trees. Various "rooms" have been created within the woods, with emphasis on native deciduous azaleas blooming from early spring to summer. The concept of using native plants to create the woodland garden as an art form is one of the first such projects in any public garden.

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Sarracenia leucophyllaCrimson pitcherplant
Crimson Pitcher-plant
Sarracenia psittacinaParrot pitcherplant
Sedum ternatumWoodland stonecrop
Wild stonecrop
Spiranthes odorataMarsh lady's tresses
Fragrant lady's tresses
Symphyotrichum oblongifoliumAromatic aster
Aromatic American aster
Fall aster
Wild blue aster
Shale aster
Tiarella cordifolia var. collinaHeartleaf foamflower
Wherry's foamflower
Trillium grandiflorumLarge-flower wakerobin
Large-flowered trillium
White trillium
Tsuga canadensisEastern hemlock
Uvularia grandifloraLargeflower bellwort
Large-flower bellwort
Merrybells
Uvularia perfoliataPerfoliate bellwort
Mealy bellwort
Merrybells
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