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Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Elegant, adaptable, easy-to-grow Culver’s-root inhabits stream banks, moist meadows, and prairies in the eastern* and central U.S. concentrated in the Great Lakes region. The striking, candelabra-like inflorescences add vertical structure, and the whorled leaves horizontal lines, to the landscape. Flowers attract a myriad of pollinators for about a month in summer.
*In the Mid-Atlantic region, it is native to DC, MD, and PA. It is historical in DE. In VA, it is infrequent in the mountains and the Piedmont. In NoVA, it is not reported in Arlington County and in Alexandria, Falls Church, and Fairfax cities.
Did you know that Culver’s-root leaves are arranged in groups of 3–7 that all arise from the same node?