Photo of bluebells, or Virginia cowslip, plants with flowers

    Bluebells (Virginia Cowslip)

    Mertensia virginica
    Photo of Bradbury beebalm plant with pale flowers

    Bradbury Beebalm

    Monarda bradburiana (sometimes M. russeliana)
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    Edible

    Photo of common milkweed flower cluster

    Common Milkweed

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

    Harbinger of Spring

    Erigenia bulbosa
    Photo of whorled milkweed flowers.

    Milkweeds

    Subfamily Asclepiadoideae
    Photo of northern fog fruit flowering head

    Northern Fog Fruit

    Lippia lanceolata (formerly Phyla lanceolata)
    Photo of rose verbena, or rose vervain, flower cluster showing leaves

    Rose Verbena (Rose Vervain)

    Glandularia canadensis (formerly Verbena canadensis)
    Photo of shooting star flowers

    Shooting Star

    Dodecatheon meadia
    Photo of slender bush clover flowers

    Slender Bush Clover

    Lespedeza virginica
    Photo of smooth spiderwort flowers being visited by beelike syrphid flies

    Smooth Spiderwort

    Tradescantia ohiensis
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    Edible

    Photo of wild bergamot or horsemint plant with lavender flowers

    Wild Bergamot

    Monarda fistulosa
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    Edible