Red columbine, Aquilegia canadensis, is a native spring wildflower with red and yellow bell-like flowers that attract hummingbirds.
Large flowered trillium, Trillium grandiflorum, is a spring woodland wildflower with leaves, petals, and sepals in groups of three. Its stem is topped with a whorl of green leaves from which a single flower emerges.
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Bush honeysuckles, Tatarian, Lonicera tatarica, Morrow, L. morrowii, and Amur, L. maackii, are shrub-like honeysuckles. Previously recommended as ornamentals and erosion control, they are now destructive.
Dame’s rocket, Hesperis matronalis, has hairy stems with white to purple flowers and grows in a dense monoculture.
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