Another of the native perennials I added to my garden in 2015:
Mayapple, or Podophyllum peltatum
It's a fantastic-looking plant.
To give you an idea of scale:
To see beneath those twin parasol leaves,
one must get right down to ground-level.
It's worth the effort:
The single hidden flower
experiences a microhabitat created by the leaves.
I love the illuminated leaves:
99.99% of the time, I think removing an organism from the world is likely to have unforeseen negative effects. I've sometimes argued vigorously against experimental efforts to control one environmental nuisance by adding another. But when it comes to mosquitoes and biting flies? Personally, I would be willing to take the chance that, once those insects were gone, their previously-unknown positive contribution would be revealed and their demise would be a matter of deep regret.
Call me reckless.