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Veronicastrum virginicum

Common Name(s):
Bowman’s Root, Culver's root
Categories:
Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

Makes an excellent cut flower. Prefers average, medium to wet soil. Found in open woods, moist meadows and prairies. Nine inch flower spikes on strong stems open from the top down beginning in late spring.

Wildlife Value: Both long and short tongued bees collect pollen and nectar as do honeybees, bumblebees, mason bees, green metallic bees and masked bees. Other insect visitors include sphecid wasps, butterflies, moths and syrphid flies.

 

Season:
Summer, fall
Height:
4-7 ft.
Flower Color:
White, pale pink, lilac
Hardiness:
3-8
Foliage:
Lance-shaped leaves in whorls
Exposure:
Sun
Tags:
cpp, bees, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, moths, rain garden, butterflies

NCCES plant id: 3203

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Lenora (Ellie) Enking, CC BY-SA - 4.0
Veronicastrum virginicum Veronicastrum virginicum
Frank Mayfield, CC BY-SA - 4.0
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mwmw1916, CC BY-NC-SA - 4.0
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Fritz Flohr Reynolds, CC BY-SA - 4.0
Veronicastrum virginicum Veronicastrum virginicum
Fritz Flohr Reynolds, CC BY-SA - 4.0
Veronicastrum virginicum Veronicastrum virginicum
Joshua Mayer, CC BY-SA - 4.0
Veronicastrum virginicum Veronicastrum virginicum
Courtney McGough, CC BY-NC-ND - 4.0
Veronicastrum virginicum Veronicastrum virginicum flower spikes
Debbie Roos