Adoxa moschatellina

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Moschatel, Five-Faced Bishop, Hollowroot, Muskroot, Townhall Clock, Tuberous Crowfoot, Good Friday Plant
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 7
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: March - May
    Status: Native

Adoxa moschatellina, or Moschatel, is native to the eastern Great Lakes region, as well as some of the northern Rocky Mountains and Plains states. It is a perennial, that grows in moist forests. It blooms in early spring, with small green and yellow subtle flowers. It spreads by rhizome and forms colonies with time.

This species cannot easily be mistaken for much else; its subtle flowers are unique, and easy to miss among the leaves, without careful examination.

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