Sherry Brownlee brought three native perennials for exchange, and gave a comprehensive description of each.
The Indian Pink shown above grows in partial to full shade in upright 12" to 24" clumps.
A cluster of 2 to 12 vivid red tubular flowers with yellow interiors appears in May.
Indian Pink attracts pollinators and will spread if planted in loamy soil and allowed to seed.
Hexastylis virginica looks similar to wild ginger, but the evergreen heart-shaped leaves are mottled green with silvery grey and have a pungent smell. 'Blooms' occur below the leaves at soil level, and are called 'little brown jugs' because of their appearance.
Linaria vulgaris spreads in partial shade with clumps up to three feet tall. A long crowded raceme of lacy foliage is topped by 1-inch yellow flowers with orange throats.
The blooms of this aggressive plant are attractive to bees and butterflies.