Mountain Region: Groundcover

Other plant types: Fern/Fern Ally | Grass/Grasslike | Herbaceous | Herbaceous Emergent | Shrub | Tree | Vine

Soil Moisture: Sunlight: Flower Color (simplified, all shades):
W = wet Su = full sun B = brown R = red O = orange
M = moist PS = part shade W = white P = pink G = green
D = dry Sh = full shade Y = yellow Pu = purple Bl = blue
    * denotes evergreen or semi-evergreen foliage

GROUNDCOVER
Scientific Name Common Name
W
M
D
Su
PS
Sh
Height Color Bloom
Asarum canadense wild ginger  
X
   
X
X
<1' B * Apr-May
Chimaphila maculata striped wintergreen    
X
 
X
X
<1' W Jun-Aug
Chrysogonum virginianum green-and-gold  
X
X
 
X
  <1' Y Mar-Jun
Gaultheria procumbens wintergreen  
X
X
 
X
X
<1' W, P * Jun-Aug
Hepatica americana round-lobed hepatica  
X
X
 
X
X
<1' W Mar-Jun
Heuchera americana alumroot  
X
X
 
X
X
1.5' W * Apr-Jun
Heuchera villosa hairy heuchera  
X
X
 
X
X
0.5-2.5' W-G Jul-Oct
Meehania cordata Meehanís mint  
X
   
X
X
<1í P, Pu June
Maianthemum canadense Canada mayflower  
X
   
X
X
<1' W May-Jul
Mitchella repens partridgeberry  
X
X
 
X
X
<1' W * Jul-Sep
Opuntia humifusa (O. compressa) eastern prickly-pear cactus    
X
X
    <1' Y Jun-Jul
Oxalis violacea violet wood sorrel  
X
X
 
X
X
<1' Pu Apr-Jun
Phlox subulata moss phlox    
X
X
    <1' P, W * Apr-May
Sedum ternatum mountain stonecrop  
X
   
X
X
<1' G-W * Apr
Uvularia sessilifolia straw lily  
X
 
X
X
X
<1' Y May-Jun

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Last updated: 9/4/01