Pink Azalea (Rhododendron periclymenoides (Michx.) Shinners)

Ericaceae (Heath Family) Synonym(s): Pinxterbloom Azalea, Pinxterflower Bloom Color: White , PinkBloom Time: Mar , Apr , MayBloom Notes: All parts are highly toxic. May be fatal if eaten. For more information about this plant, Click Here. Similar Species: Mountain Azalea (Rhododendron canescens)

Woolly Dutchman’s Pipe (Aristolochia tomentosa Sims)

Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family) Synonym(s): Common Dutchman’s Pipe Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , PurpleBloom Time: Mar , Apr , MayCaterpillar Hosts: Pipevines (Aristolochia species) For more information about this plant, Click Here. Similar Species: Dutchman’s Pipe (Aristolochia macrophylla Lam.)

Singlehead Pussytoes (Antennaria solitaria Rydb.)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Synonym(s): Solitary Pussytoes Bloom Color: White , GreenBloom Time: Mar , Apr For more information about this plant, Click Here. Similar Species: Plantain-Leaf Pussytoes (Antennaria plantaginifolia (L.) Hook.)

Carolina Spring Beauty (Claytonia caroliniana Michx.)

Portulacaceae (Purslane Family) Synonym(s): Carolina Springbeauty Bloom Color: White , PinkBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , JunBloom Notes: A pair of smooth leaves occurs halfway up the slender, 4-12 in. stem. Leaves much wider than C. virginica. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Southern Twayblade (Listera australis Lindl.)

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family) Bloom Color: Red , Green , Purple , BrownBloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Sunnybells (Schoenolirion croceum (Michx.) Alph. Wood)

Liliaceae (Lily Family) Synonym(s): Yellow Sunnybell, Yellow Sunny-bell Bloom Color: YellowBloom Time: Mar , AprBloom Notes: Blooms mid-March to mid-April in South and West. Blooms April to Mid-May in North. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Confederate Violet (Viola sororia forma priceana)

Violaceae (Violet Family) Synonym(s): Confederate Violet Bloom Color: White , BlueBloom Time: Mar , AprNotes: The common name of this violet refers to the resemblance of the color of its flowers to the color of Confederate uniforms during the Civil War (pale greyish blue). For more information about this plant, Click Here. In the commentsContinue reading “Confederate Violet (Viola sororia forma priceana)”

Sessile Trillium (Trillium sessile L.)

Liliaceae (Lily Family) Synonym(s): Toadshade, Red Trillium, Red Wake-robin, Sessile Trillium, Sessile Wake-robin, Yellow Trillium, Yellow Wake-robin. Bloom Color: Red , Maroon , BrownBloom Time: Mar , Apr Notice the pointed stamens sometimes referred to as a beak. The stamens on Trillium cuneatum are rounded. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis L.)

Papaveraceae (Poppy Family) Synonym(s): Puccoon, Red Puccoon, Indian Paint, Redroot, Tetterwort Bloom Color: WhiteBloom Time: Mar , AprNotes: The red juice from the underground stem was used by Native Americans as a dye for baskets, clothing, and war paint, as well as for insect repellent. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Sharp-lobed Hepatica (Hepatica nobilis Schreb. var. acuta (Pursh) Steyerm.)

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family) Synonym(s): Sharplobe Hepatica, Sharp-lobed Hepatica, Mountain Hepatica Bloom Color: White , Pink , PurpleBloom Time: Mar , Apr For more information about this plant, Click Here.