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Growing up to 30 inches tall, doll eyes (Actaea) bring novelty to the garden by late summer. Also known as baneberry, this perennial covers itself with soft, off-white blossoms in mid-spring that look like a bottle brush. In summer, small white fruits appear with a purplish-black "eye." Doll eyes are perfect for the edges of a woodland area and may not bloom until their second spring.
Mayapple, (Podophyllum peltatum,) often grown for its beautiful foliage, has stems that are 12 to 18 inches tall topped with nodding leaves. Each flowering stem produces a single showy flower in spring. The bloom's appearance is similar to apple blossom. Two to three inches wide with waxy petals, the flower is short-lived and often hidden by the leaves. Mayapple goes dormant by mid-summer, so it can benefit from being planted with leafy green perennials that will fill space.