And now, other photos of native plants from the garden yesterday. These are some of my favorite plants.Hepatica nobilis var. obtusa, which looks purple when closed and blue when open in the sun.
The foliage of Anemonella (Thalictrum thalictroides) emerges burgundy, but will gradually turn green.
It's hard to believe that these little shoots of Solomon's Seal (Polyganatum biflorum/commutatum) will soar to over four feet tall. Like the Anemonella foliage, the foliage of Geranium maculatum starts off burgundy and turns green, but unlike the Anemonella, the Geranium foliage turns bright red in autumn.The freakiest plant in my garden, Caulophyllum thalictroides or Blue Cohosh, has just started blooming. This plant, and the others pictured here, make me smile. There's just something so uplifting about the sight of native plants emerging from the earth in spring and spreading their foliage like the wings of birds about to fly.