Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Yellowroot - great fall color plus more attributes


When we worked together at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Chris Turner used to tease me about my affection for Yellowroot (Xanthorhiza simplicissima). True, during the growing season it is rather plain, but it comes alive in the fall and is one of the very last plants around here in Ohio to lose its fall color. It also makes a very useful groundcover for heavy shade where it will grow almost two feet tall. This photograph is from my planting at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
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