An all seasons native woodland species, with an upright habit and deep, green healthy foliage that will turn bronze-reddish in the fall. Airy, white/pinkish flowers appear in profusion in June to July – very particular, with 5 narrow petals and red calyces and petioles: a ‘flight of butterflies’.
As the common name implies, it has been used medicinally by the Native Americans (dried & powdered root as a laxative). Wonderful plant for the fine textural aspect; it will lighten up any shady spot. Very good pollinator species.
Germination: sown in the fall outdoors or early spring after cold-moist stratification.