Pink flower buds open to sky blue in March and April, an early nectar source for bees and butterflies. Foliage is blue-green. This plant is a spring ephemeral, meaning the foliage goes dormant in summer. Great for naturalizing in a rich, moist woodland environment.
Header Photo: Mervin Wallace
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