Photo of Adam and Eve orchid flowers

    Adam and Eve Orchid

    Aplectrum hyemale
    Photo of American ginseng plant with ripe berries

    American Ginseng

    Panax quinquefolius
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    Edible

    Photo of celandine poppy plant and flowers

    Celandine Poppy (Wood Poppy)

    Stylophorum diphyllum
    Photo of columbine flower closeup

    Columbine

    Aquilegia canadensis
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    Poisonous

    Photo of common cinquefoil plants with flowers

    Common Cinquefoil

    Potentilla simplex
    Photo of common violet

    Common Violet

    Viola sororia
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    Edible

    Photo of common water hemlock or spotted cowbane flowers

    Common Water Hemlock

    Cicuta maculata
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    Poisonous

    Photo of copper iris plants with flowers

    Copper Iris

    Iris fulva
    Photo of Dutchman's breeches plant with flowers

    Dutchman's Breeches

    Dicentra cucullaria
    Photo of dwarf larkspur flowers with leaf

    Dwarf Larkspur

    Delphinium tricorne
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    Poisonous

    Photo of early buttercup plant with flower
    Photo of false garlic flowers

    False Garlic

    Nothoscordum bivalve
    Photo of fire pink flowers

    Fire Pink

    Silene virginica
    Photo of a golden seal plant with flower.

    Golden Seal

    Hydrastis canadensis
    Photo of several big bluestem seed heads against a blue sky.

    Grasses

    All true grasses (species in the grass family).
    Photo of green dragon plant showing flower and leaves.

    Green Dragon

    Arisaema dracontium
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    Poisonous

    Photo of harbinger of spring flower clusters with coin to show size

    Harbinger of Spring

    Erigenia bulbosa
    Photo of Harvey's buttercup plant with flowers

    Harvey’s Buttercup

    Ranunculus harveyi
    Photo of hispid buttercup plant with flower

    Hispid Buttercup

    Ranunculus hispidus
    Photo of Indian paintbrush flowers

    Indian Paintbrush

    Castilleja coccinea
    Photo of lance-leaved loosestrife plant with flowers

    Lance-Leaved Loosestrife

    Lysimachia lanceolata
    Photo of liverleaf wildflower

    Liverleaf (Round-Lobed Hepatica)

    Anemone americana (formerly Hepatica nobilis var. obtusa)
    Photo of mayapple colony looking like numerous green umbrellas on forest floor

    Mayapple

    Podophyllum peltatum
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    Edible

    Photo of purple meadow parsnip foliage and flowers

    Meadow Parsnip

    Thaspium trifoliatum
    Photo of whorled milkweed flowers.

    Milkweeds

    Subfamily Asclepiadoideae
    Photo of ox-eye daisies in a grassy field

    Ox-Eye Daisy

    Leucanthemum vulgare (formerly Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)
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    Philadelphia Fleabane

    Erigeron philadelphicus
    Photo of path rush, closeup showing drying fruits.

    Rushes

    Juncus spp. and Luzula spp.
    Photo of eastern woodland sedge plant growing among leaf litter.

    Sedges

    Carex, Schoenoplectus, Scirpus, and other genera
    Photo of spring beauty plants and flowers

    Spring Beauty

    Claytonia virginica
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    Edible

    Photo of spring cress flower clusters

    Spring Cress (Bitter Cress)

    Cardamine bulbosa
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    Edible

    Star of Bethlehem cluster of plants with flowers

    Star of Bethlehem

    Ornithogalum umbellatum
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    Poisonous

    Photo of woolly sweet cicely flower clusters

    Sweet Cicely (Anise Root)

    Osmorhiza claytonii and O. longistylis
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    Edible

    Photo of toothwort plant with flowers

    Toothwort

    Cardamine concatenata (formerly Dentaria laciniata)
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    Edible

    Photo of viper’s bugloss, closeup of flower

    Viper's Bugloss

    Echium vulgare
    Photo of wake robin, or trillium, plant with leaves and flower

    Wake Robin (Trillium)

    Trillium sessile
    Photo of white anemone

    White Anemone (Windflower)

    Anemone canadensis
    Photo of white avens flower and upper stem leaves.
    Photo of wild comfrey showing flower cluster

    Wild Comfrey

    Cynoglossum virginianum
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    Poisonous

    Photo of wild geranium plant with flowers
    Photo of wild hyacinth flower cluster

    Wild Hyacinth

    Camassia scilloides
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    Edible

    Photo of wood betony plants with flowers

    Wood Betony (Common Lousewort)

    Pedicularis canadensis
    Photo of wood spurge flowers.

    Wood Spurge

    Euphorbia commutata