Department of Biological Sciences

Elaine AbuSharbain, Ph.D.

 
Office of Science and Math Education  

Environmental Sciences 

 

 
Spring Ephemeral Wildflowers

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Common Name Scientific Name Color of Flower Height
Bluebells
Mertensia virginica
Blue and turn pink
2'
Bloodroot
Sanguinaria canadensis
white
3"
Trout Lillies or White Dogtooth Violot
Erythronium albidum
White
4"
Cut Leaf Toothwort
Cardamine concatenata
White
10"
Wild Geranium
Geranium maculatum
Purple

 Dutchman's Breeches
Dicentra cucullaria
White
10"
Buttercups
Ranunculus hispidus
Yellow
1'
Dwarf Larkspur
Delphinium tricorne Purple
1'-3'

Wild Ginger

Asarum canadense

Brown, cup shaped

6"

Cream Violet
Viola striata
White
10"
Spring Beauties
Claytonia virginica
White to Pink with darker pink veins
6"
Sweet Williams
Phlox pilosa
Pale purple
2'
Red columbines
 Aquilegia canadensis
light red

Wake Robin, Sessile Trillium,
 Toad Shade

Trillium sessile
red
4" -12"