Profussion of blooms on the woodland’s floor…

Look closely. These subtle blooms blend into the foilage of the forest floor. Serrated Spurge (Euphorbia serrata) or Sawtooth Spurge are non native to North Carolina and can become weedy. But they are pretty. Read more here. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg
Nearby to the Spurge were these bolder, more visible natives. Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum)’s native habitats are the woodland floors of the Eastern U.S. Similar to many forest perennials they grow from underground rhizomes, allowing to spread out across the woodland floor. More here. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg
This garden section at North Carolina’s Arbortum is rich with Virginia Bluebells and Celedine Poppies. Soon, as the tree canopies fully emerge, the ground will be mostly in shade so the floor’s flowers will rest until next spring or perhaps the fall. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg


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