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Galax urceolata

Common Name(s):
Galax
Categories:
Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

Grows in slow expanding clumps.  

Seasons of Interest:

    Foliage:  Winter  Bloom: Spring-Summer

Wildlife Value: Nectar from flowers attracts bees.

Season:
Late spring, early summer
Height:
1 ft.
Flower Color:
White
Foliage:
Shiny, long-stalked, roundish heart-shaped leaves, 2-5 in. wide; bright green in summer and bronzed to reddish in winter
Flower:
In late spring or early summer, small white feathery flowers arranged in a narrow cluster on a naked stalk rise above the leaves.
Site:
Cool, moist sites; partial shade; found mostly in mountains or upland woods
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
summer, nectar, white, winter color, bees, gold, pollinator, perennial, wildflower, partial shade, spring, winter interest, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 2580

Galax urceolata Close up of leaves
Bruce Kirchoff, CC BY - 2.0
Galax urceolata Flower stalk. Snowbird Mountain, Pisgah N.F., North Carolina
Jason Hollinger, CC BY - 2.0
Galax urceolata Flower close up. Snowbird Mountain, Pisgah N.F., North Carolina
Jason Hollinger, CC BY - 2.0
Galax urceolata Form
Ted Bodner, Southern Weed Science Society, CC BY - 4.0