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White flowers with yellow centers and light green leaves against a stack of wood.
Bloodroot

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) is an early spring ephemeral and pollinator friendly Minnesota native plant. Find out more about Bloodroot.


Purple striped flowers in a cluster next to a dark purple leafed plant and dead fall leaves in the background.
Crocus vernus

Plant early spring, hardy bulbs like crocus (Crocus vernus) in fall. Find out more about Planting bulbs, tubers and rhizomes.


Yellow and white daffodils in a spring garden bed.
Daffodils

Named for the self-absorbed hunter, Narcissus, in Greek mythology, daffodils (Narcissus) are hardy, early spring bulbs. Plant in fall in full sun for the best show.


Small rhubarb plants in a rocky garden area,
Rhubarb

Also called “pie plant,” rhubarb is a long-lived garden plant with extremely sour, edible stalks. Note: the leaves contain oxalic acid and are toxic, so do not eat the leaves. See Growing rhubarb in home gardens.

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