Ground covers, Perennials, Decorative fruit or berries
Odd-looking yet striking plants, these herbaceous barberry relatives grow from thick underground rhizomes that send up stalks crowned with large,umbrella-shaped, deeply lobed leaves. Shoots with a single leaf are flowerless; those with two leaves bear a single 2-in.-wide flower (set between the leaves) in mid- to late spring. Blooms are followed by juicy, 2-in. berries; these are edible when fully ripe (poisonous until that stage) but can have a powerful laxative effect. Make attractive, slowly spreading deciduous ground covers for shady areas with moist, organically enriched soil.Podophyllum peltatum
From eastern North America. To 1– 1 1/2ft. high, 1 ft. wide. Foliage is bronze when new; mature leaves are shiny dark green, to 1 ft.wide, divided into five to nine lobes. White flowers followed by bright yellow berries. Spreads fairly fast in its preferred rich,moist soil. Dies back completely in late summer.
Native to Eastern North America. Unlike most kinds of holly, this will thrive in boggy soils, although...
This small male holly is grown for foliage and pollination. Grows 4 ft. tall and wide.
This is a dwarf (to 3 ft. high and wide) holly with larger red fruit.