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Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Sanguinaria canadensis
  • PLANT TYPE: Perennial
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: san-gwin-AR-ee-uh ka-na-DEN-sis
  • TAGS: Plant Types: Groundcover and Perennial. Plant Tags: spring ephemeral.

Best grown in partial to full shade in humusy well-drained soil with medium moisture; much more dramatic when planted in masses and allowed to naturalize. Although the flowers are short-lived, the leaves are attractive and provide interest until they go dormant; the reddish-orange sap of the plant has been used as a dye. Other Common Names: Puccoon, Red Puccoon,...
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Mouse-ear coreopsis (Coreopsis auriculata)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Coreopsis auriculata
  • PLANT TYPE: Perennial
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: kor-ee-OP-sis aw-rik-yoo-LAY-tuh
  • TAGS: Plant Types: Groundcover and Perennial. Plant Tags: groundcover.

Mouse-ear coreopsis (Coreopsis auriculata) grows best in partial shade to full sun; well-drained soil; will form a colony over time via underground stolons. Evergreen foliage can be used as ground cover; showy flowers.   Other Common Names: Eared Coreopsis, Mouse-Ear Tickseed, Lobed Tickseed
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Partridgeberry (Mitchella repens)

Partridgeberry (Mitchella repens) grows in shade to partial shade; rich humusy soil; prefers consistent moisture; grows well under trees and large shrubs; easily smothered by heavy buildup of leaves. Fragrant; wonderful dainty ground cover for shady gardens; the berries stay on the plant until the next flowering season; although it is a vine, it never climbs and is...
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