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         Native Wildflowers at Miller Woods

Each spring the woods burst alive with native wildflowers that you will not see very often, except in wooded sites such as Miller Woods. Below is a list of the identified native wildflowers seen throughout Miller Woods in the springtime. The ground is carpeted with these beauties! In the vernal ponds within the woods, several species of frogs and toads can be heard loudly calling throughout the spring and early summer.
In the meadow that surrounds the woods, late summer is the time to view native plants and shrubs such as aster, several species of goldenrod, sumac and gray dogwood. There is no walking path in the meadow, but you can stop on the shoulder of the road and marvel at the beautiful colors of the plants and enjoy the butterflies and other insects feeding on the plants.
Common Name
Scientific Name
Baneberry, Red
Actaea rubra
Baneberry, White
Actaea pachypoda
Sanguinaria canadensis
Blue Cohosh
Caulophyllum thalictroides
Blue Phlox, Wild
Phlox divaricata
Cut-Leaved Toothwort
Dentaria laciniata
Dutchman’s Breeches
Dicentra cucullaria
Erigenia bulbosa
Hepatica, Round Lobed
Hepatica americana
Hepatica, Sharp Lobed
Hepatica acutiloba
Arisaema triphyllum
Podophyllum peltatum
Spring Beauty
Claytonia virginica
Squirrel Corn
Dicentra canadensis
Starry False Solomon’s-Seal
Smilacina stellata
Trillium, Large Flowered
Trillium grandiflorum
Trillium, Nodding
Trillium cernuum
Trillium, Red (purple)
Trillium erectum
Trout Lily, White
Erythronium albidum
Trout Lily, Yellow
Erythronium americanum
Virginia Waterleaf
Hydrophyllum virginianum
Wild Geranium
Geranium maculatum
Wild Ginger
Asarum canadense
Wild Leek or Ramp
Allium tricoccum
Zig-Zag Goldenrod
Solidago flexicaulis