Veronicastrum virginicum
(Culver's Root)

Other pictures of this plant:

               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Culver's Root, Black Root, Bowman's Root
    Synonyms: Leptandra virginica, Veronica virginica
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: June - August
    Status: Native

Veronicastrum virginicum, or Culver's Root, is native to most of the eastern United States. It grows in open woods, as well as woodland edges, and in open fields and priaires. It blooms in mid summer, with stalks of white tubular flowers.

This plant is the only one in its genus, and it can be easily distinguished by its stalk of white flowers and the whorl of leaves surrounding its stem.

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