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Plant Details

Xanthorhiza simplicissima

Shrub-Yellowroot

Scientific Name:

Xanthorhiza simplicissima

Common Name:

Shrub-Yellowroot

Plant Family

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial (Shrubby) Groundcover

Size in Feet:

1.5

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Buds

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Cary
© Tom Harville

Just Opening

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Cary, 26 March 2005
© Tom Harville

Blooms

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Black Mountain, early April
© MB Baumeister

Closeup of Blooms

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Black Mountain, early April
© MB Baumeister

Plant in Full Bloom

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Black Mountain, early April
© MB Baumeister

Blooming Plant This photo shows the leaf and stem more clearly

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Black Mountain, early April
© MB Baumeister

Gone to Seed

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Black Mountain, mid May
© MB Baumeister

Plants

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Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Late Fall Foliage

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© Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NCSU Plants
Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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