green heart shaped leaves with several white violet flowers with yellow centers

Canada violet

Shade community plants prefer locations such as forests and north facing slopes where they receive several hours of filtered sunlight,  indirect light or even total shade.   Most thrive with moderate water but survive with low water when in shade.

Notice where these plants are usually found in the wild and which grow together.  Some plants may be found in sunnier locations, but usually when they have more moisture available. Imitate these habitats when using shade plants in your garden or landscape.

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blue rock clematis (Clematis occidentalis)
creeping Oregon grape (Mahonia repens)
globe huckleberry (Vaccinium globulare)
heart-leaf arnica (Arnica cordifolia)
pasqueflower (Anemone patens)
pearly everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)
pine grass (Calamagrostis rubescens)
prairie smoke (Geum triflorum)