Vi Bates Woodland Garden

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

In the Woodland Wildflower Garden it’s not unusual to spot flowers as early as March. Home for many of spring’s earliest blooms, please tread lightly along the winding trail as you search for these tiny gems.

Small white to light pink flowers veined with pink in early spring.
Full sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soil.
4-6 inches.

White, nodding, lily-like flowers; 2 green or mottled leaves at the base of the plant.
Full to partial shade; moist, well drained sites.
6-12 Inches

Pink flowers with 5 petals; deeply divided leaves.
Full sun to partial shade; moist, well drained sites.
1-2 Feet

White flowers with three petals. The flowers turn light pink as they age. Leaves in threes.
Partial to full shade; consistently moist soils.
12-18 Inches

Each plant has a single, nodding white flower held below the umbrella-like leaves. The flower may be followed by a yellow fruit if pollination occurs (it often does not).
Partial shade; moist, well drained soils.
12-18 Inches

Maroon or purple flowers with three petals; leaves in threes.
Partial to full shade; consistently moist soils.
8-18 Inches

Nodding yellow flowers.
Partial to full shade; moist, well drained soils.
18 Inches

Bright yellow flowers and deeply dissected leaves.
Partial to full shade; moist soils.
12-18 Inches

White flowers that resemble pantaloons hanging upside down; deeply cut, ferny foliage.
Full to partial shade; moist, well drained sites.
6-12 Inches

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The Vi Bates Woodland Wildflower Garden is carefully maintained by The Seedling Garden Club, a division of the Council of Rockford Gardeners, Inc.

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