|Northern White Violet also known as Small White Violet|
|Early Meadow Rue|
I also think that I spotted a few Canada Mayflowers (Maianthemum canadense), otherwise known as "False Lily of the Valley," behind the garage. I think I'll wait until they flower to go through the hassle of moving them, just in case they aren't Canada Mayflowers after all.
I guess it's a good thing that my husband and I live in a neighborhood where it's ok for us not to be obsessed with our "turf." Grass just doesn't grow well here, but we have a lot of beautiful varieties of moss! And we have more creeping charlie than most people would care for. Can I admit in this space that I actually enjoy the minty smell of creeping charlie when underfoot? And there is nothing sweeter than my little guy bringing me a hand-picked bouquet of dandelions with a big smile and loving hug. So I'll take my imperfect lawn any day as it holds surprise treasures all over the place!
Thank you to the Minnesota Wildflowers website for providing so much helpful information on these and other Minnesota natural beauties!