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Marsh marigold is an important sign of spring. Started some of these from seed yesterday, not sure how things will go.

Marsh marigold ( Populage des marais) is an important sign of spring. Started some of these from seed yesterday, not sure how things will go.

Bloodroot - Sanguinaria canadensis  ON native - blooms in deep shade in early spring

Bloodroot - Sanguinaria canadensis ON native - blooms in deep shade in early spring

May Apples Don't Grow on Trees May Apples grow in moist shady areas and are native to the U.S. and Canada. They are actually an herb and the fruit is eaten by wildlife.  Great spring foliage for part shade

May Apples Don't Grow on Trees

May Apples Don't Grow on Trees May Apples grow in moist shady areas and are native to the U. They are actually an herb and the fruit is eaten by wildlife. Great spring foliage for part shade

Ontario Foraging, Foraging, Wild edibles, Wild Mushrooms, Stratford restaurants, oyster mushrooms, morels

Ontario Foraging, Foraging, Wild edibles, Wild Mushrooms, Stratford restaurants, oyster mushrooms, morels

Mayapple sprout ontario native plant   By Heidi Eisenhauer

Mayapple sprout ontario native plant By Heidi Eisenhauer

http://scribenet.hubpages.com/hub/Ontario-Wildflowers-Part-3

Common Wildflowers, Worth a Closer Look

Claytonia virginica - Perennial

Native, easy to grow. Partial sun or shade.

This photo, taken on July 2 is of the Ontario native Prickly Pear Cactus - Opuntia humifusa. Its large range and extraordinary drought tolerance make it a great choice for a xerophytic (drought tolerant) landscape. It's fascinating, even in winter, and offers great drought tolerance. Very underused. If you want your garden to stand out, this is your plant...even in part-shade.

This photo, taken on July 2 is of the Ontario native Prickly Pear Cactus - Opuntia humifusa. Its large range and extraordinary drought tolerance make it a great choice for a xerophytic (drought tolerant) landscape. It's fascinating, even in winter, and offers great drought tolerance. Very underused. If you want your garden to stand out, this is your plant...even in part-shade.

Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) berries

Photos and description of Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) - Ontario Wildflowers

Asarum canadense "Canada Wild Ginger"

wild ginger from Richters -- used in a bed that mixes spring ephemerals, ferns, and hostas along with some Japanese maples and small conifers

Starry False Solomons Seal - Maianthemum stellatum ©Heidi Eisenhauer NANPS.org ON native

Starry False Solomons Seal - Maianthemum stellatum ©Heidi Eisenhauer NANPS.org ON native

Trout Lily McTier, Ontario May 2014

Trout Lily McTier, Ontario May 2014