From the Native Woodland section of my shade garden. Stuff in bloom. Pictures taken May 8th, 2011
Note the Twin Leaf, or Jeffersonia diphylla in the background. Bloomed a few weeks ago, but I missed taking a picture. Seed head forming. Nancy Miller's fancy striped lily of the valley in there, too.
This one is out in the woods. Pink Lady Slipper or Cypripedium acaule, a native, North American Orchid
Back in the garden, a Yellow Lady Slipper, or Cypripedium calceolus.
Yellow and Pink together
Showy Orchis, or Galearis spectabilis (Orchis spectabilis)
Jack in the Pulpit, or Arisaema triphyllum
Jacob's Ladder, or Polemonium reptans