April 21, 2015
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- • blackeyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
- • crowned beggarticks (Bidens coronata)
- • American lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majuscula)
- • celandine poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum)
Rudbeckia hirta flowers are probably the typical image that comes to mind when thinking of wildflowers. Though it is actually a biennial, we are also including it in our perennial category due to its ability to self seed and to establish permanent colonies. The daisy-like flowers are yellow with a brown cone-like center (eye) and about 3" across. These are smaller than most commercially available cultivars. Rudbeckia hirta may also be distinguished by its hairy leaves. Single flowers appear atop 1' to 3' stems.
Trautvetteria caroliniensis is a woodland wildflower with 12", large, deeply lobed and deeply serrated green leaves. When colonized, these will create an impressive visual ground cover. The stems are terminally divided, up to 4' tall and bear clusters of white, fragrant flowers. They do not have petals, but their dense, extended white stamens form showy, white orbs.
Though the flowers of Trillium erectum are usually in shades of purple or crimson, they will sometimes tend towards light pink, and even whitish hues. The three petaled flowers appear on 4" stems above the leaves, and will last for up to 3 weeks before giving way to fleshy berry-like fruit.