Today’s photos are from Willie Bennett in Charlotte, North Carolina.
shooting star (Dodecathione mediaZones 4–8) is a beautiful and not very commonly grown native wildflower.
Tyrella cordifolia (Zones 4-9) is another endemic, found in moist woodland sites around eastern North America.
Phacelia bipinnatifidaA biennial wildflower native to forests around eastern North America, it has beautiful blue flowers.
wild ginger (Asrom species) have beautiful flowers that are often missed because they bloom low to the ground—better accessible to the beetles that pollinate them. But look closely and you will be rewarded with these beautiful flowers. The plant is an attractive, deer-resistant, native addition to any shade garden.
Alabama Ice Sheet (Nuevosia alabamensisZones 5–8) is a beautiful shrub native to the Southeast that produces clouds of airy white flowers in spring.
Camellia (Zones 7-10) is a classic winter flowering shrub. It has gorgeous pink flowers that probably make an even better display after fall.
It’s hard to beat the bright yellow of ginkgo (Ginkgo BilobaZones 4-9) in fall against a clear, blue, North Carolina sky.
Georgia Easter (Symphyotrichum GeorgeumZones 3-9) have intensely colored purple flowers that are loved by humans and bumblebees alike.
Certainly one of the most beautiful native wildflowers in eastern North America. Sabatia Canadiana (Zones 6-9), with its incredible pink flowers. It prefers moist places.
Another fan of wetlands is the pine lily (Lilium catesbaeizones 7-10).
Only a few monarch butterfly caterpillars are eating—one benefit of growing many native plants!
If you want to see more of Willie’s beautiful plants, check out her Instagram: @wileyb2141
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